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Visiting Langston

Visiting Langston

Willie Perdomo; Illustrated by Bryan Collier

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A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer

It's a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where the great poet Langston Hughes lived—especially when the little girl is a poet herself!

This rhythmic tale is a wonderful introduction to the work and world of Langston Hughes, who was a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance and an American cultural hero.

Coretta Scott King Honor, Illustrator

Praise for Visiting Langston

"From the glowing vitality of the little girl, to the vivid scenes of jazz-age Harlem, to the compelling portrait of Langston at work, to the reverential peak into Langston’s home, the viewer’s eye is constantly drawn to intriguing bits and pieces while never losing the sense of the whole." —Kirkus Reviews -

Reviews from Goodreads

Willie Perdomo; Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Willie Perdomo was raised eight blocks away from Langston Hughes's house. Visiting Langston is his first book for children. He lives in New York.

Bryan Collier grew up in Pokomoke City, Maryland, where he began painting at the age of fifteen. Mr. Collier now lives in Harlem in New York City.

image of Willie Perdomoo
Sandra Guzmán

Read Willie Perdomo's poems in BOMB Magazine

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