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The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Written by Langston Hughes & illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Published by Hyperion Books
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Langston Hughes has long been acknowledged as the voice, and his poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, the song, of the Harlem Renaissance.  Although he was only seventeen when he composed it, Hughes already had the insight to capture in words the strength and courage of black people in America.
Artist E.B. Lewis acts as interpreter and visionary, using watercolor to pay tribute to Hughes’s timeless poem, a poem that every child deserves to know.

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Harlem, New York

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Who Wrote The Negro Speaks of Rivers

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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and lived much of his life in Harlem, New York. As one America’s most cherished chroniclers of the black experience, known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes’s work was constantly groundbreaking throughout his forty-six-year career. His poetry about the ocean and the symbolism that surrounds it stems from his travels through Africa and Europe working as a seaman.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780786818679
Publication Date:
January 6, 2009
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0786818670

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