Thursday, February 5, 2009

My People by Langston Hughes, photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Abstract: Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ginee seo books, [30] p.


Teresa said...

The photographs are stunning. There is a sense of love, family, and community in his visual interpretation of Hughes's poem.

Jen said...

The photos in this book truly do expand and extend upon Hughes's poem. Magnificent that so few words can be interpreted so fully.

Is this book eligible for Caldecott?