Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes

by Floyd Cooper

Cooper's lyrical prose and striking full-color paintings are combined in a brief,... read more

Cooper's lyrical prose and striking full-color paintings are combined in a brief, moving portrait about a prominent writer of the Harlem Renaissance. His grandma took care of young Langston Hughes in Kansas; she had once worked on the Underground Railroad, and so he heard those stories, along with ones she told him about John Brown, the Buffalo soldiers and his own grandfather. Although Hughes apparently felt emotionally homeless as a youth, his life and works continue to offer both hope and home to many. A tour de force by Floyd Cooper. (Ages 4-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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