Langston Hughes: The Voice of Harlem (Signature Lives: Modern America)

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A biography profiling the life of Langston Hughes, an African American writer known for his poetry and other writing describing the black experience in the United States. Includes source notes and timeline.

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Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.

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Grade 4-8–Decades after his death, Hughes remains an incredibly popular literary figure and the subject of any number of biographies, including one by Laurie F. Leach (Greenwood, 2004) and another by Jack Rummel (Chelsea House, 2005). This treatment adds nothing new but does emphasize his peripatetic lifestyle and his travels throughout the world. The writing is clear. The cover is quite attractive, showing a portrait of a young Hughes, and the illustrations and maps are informative. The text is enhanced with information boxes that further explain topics introduced in the text. As an introductory text, this biography serves its purpose and should make a good addition to any collection. Still, it fails to capture the real importance of Hughes as a playwright, poet, and novelist, and leaves out many of his significant relationships and his activism.–Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
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