Bibliographic Information: Hughes, L., & Andrews, B. (2006). Poetry for young people: Langston Hughes. New York: Sterling Publishing (NY).
Annotation: This book is composed of many works from Langston Hughes. Each page gives a brief description of what Hughes poems are expressing.
Genre: Poetry and Rhymes
Grade Level: 3-8
Readers who will like this book: Readers who are interested in poetry and the works of Langston Hughes.
Personal response and rating: 5/5 I enjoyed reading this book all the way till the very end. This book contains illustrations that correspond to each poem beautifully. This would be a great book to bring into a class when discussing poetry, diversity, and celebrated poets like Langston Hughes.
Text dependent question: What does Hughes feel in the poem Hey! ?
Reading strategies: Choral reading can be used with this book as a literacy strategy. Choral reading can give students the opportunity to become more fluid readers and work on their oral reading. With choral reading students select a poem and practice reading with a teacher. After multiple times of reading the poem, students will read the poem out loud.