The Dream Keeper and Other Poems (Hardcover)

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"HOLD FAST TO DREAMS / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly."

The Dream Keeper, the great African-American writer Langston Hughes's only collection of poems for children, includes some of his best loved works. It is being reissued in a handsome hardcover edition in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Filled with elegant scratchboard illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkey, and featuring an introduction by noted children's poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, this gift edition is sure to be cherished by young readers and longtime poetry lovers alike.

About the Author

Langston Hughes, is the most widely recognized African-American poet of the twentieth century. Born in Mississippi in 1902, he spent most of his adult life in Harlem, where he died in 1967.Brian Pinkney has received two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Award.

Praise For…

"There's no better way to show kids what poetry is about than to share this collection."--Booklist.  

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679844211
ISBN-10: 067984421X
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 13th, 2007
Pages: 96
Language: English