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Visiting Langston

by Willie Perdomo

Other authors: Bryan Collier (Illustrator)

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A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer. Illustrations are vivid and provide readers with much to explore.

Good introduction to Langston Hughes and the impact his legacy has on other African American writers and poets. Would need to supplement this book with poetry written by Langston Hughes, so that students could begin to discover for themselves the hope, dreams, sadness, and desires that his poetry expressed. I like the connections that are established by the girl in this book to a mentor. ( )
  zsvandyk | Mar 12, 2015 |
A young and aspiring poet is excited to visit the house of her hero and famous poet, Langston Hughes. This short buy rhythmic story takes a look in the past and honors a person who was very influential in the Harlem Renaissance. ( )
  SimoneAlexis | Dec 11, 2014 |
I don’t like this book because it doesn’t have a plot, it didn’t seem to have a theme or underlying message, and I didn’t like the pictures. The girl is talking about going to Langston’s house and that she likes to write like Langston Hughes but she doesn’t actually do anything or go anywhere. There didn’t seem to be a theme or message in this book, I suppose it was simply for enjoyment. The pictures were very dark and didn't seem to follow the story well. ( )
  torilynae | Sep 9, 2014 |
Summary: Visiting Langston tells the story of a young girl who is visiting the home of the famous poet, Langston Hughes. She is very excited to visit the home of Langston Hughes because she connects with him since she is also a poet.

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"Visiting Langston" is a great example of poetry for younger children. However, the book had no real meaning and content in my opinion. All I took from the book is the young girl of the story is visiting the home of Langston Hughes and she is a poet as well. As a reader, I felt the story had no real plot or climax. ( )
  rjones34 | Sep 2, 2014 |
Visting Langston, a poem written by a girl when she visits the historic African American poet Langston Hughes. Through out the poem the girl express how much she is like Langston and being proud of her culture and neighborhood. This is a great alternative approach into African American literature. This poem offers students a different way of expressing themselves through writing. Furthermore, it also shows to take pride of where you are from. At the end of the poem the girl directs her thoughts to Harlem, a Predominantly African American community. Another "the lines", message the love between a little girl and her father. ( )
  Tiff16Lyle | Sep 8, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805078819, Paperback)

A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer

It’s a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where the great poet Langston Hughes lived—especially when the little girl is a poet herself!

This rhythmic tale is a wonderful introduction to the work and world of Langston Hughes, who was a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance and an American cultural hero.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:41 -0400)

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A poem to celebrate the African American poet, Langston Hughes, born on February 1, 1902.

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