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Who was Langston Hughes?  Cover Image Book Book

Who was Langston Hughes? / by Billy Merrell ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.

Merrell, Billy, 1982- (author.). Copeland, Gregory, (illustrator.).


"Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, and was raised by his grandmother, who told him many stories of the Black American experience and taught him to be proud of his race from a young age. With her guidance, Langston became a talented writer in high school, creating dramatic plays, poetry, and articles for the school paper. His career as a writer would continue to blossom. Langston pioneered jazz poetry and published nearly twenty poetry books during his lifetime. He was an activist and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance period"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781518296017
  • ISBN: 1518296017
  • ISBN: 9780593658550
  • ISBN: 0593658558
  • Physical Description: 108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, binding, and paging may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Who was Langston Hughes? -- Growing up Black -- Class poet -- Far from home -- Reborn in Harlem -- Always moving on -- Poet on tour -- Finding community abroad -- Political poet -- The dream keeper -- Timelines.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop
920L Lexile
Subject: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 > Juvenile literature.
Poets, American > 20th century > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American poets > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African Americans in literature > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 6 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at James Memorial Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 9 total copies.
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James Memorial Public Library JNF 818.5209 MER (Text) 37211002474202 New JNF Book Display Available -

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