Marylou's Reviews > My People
Jul 05, 2012
I think the fact that Langston Hughes can, in just 33 words, express the love, admiration and pride he has for his race is amazing and a testament to just how skilled a writer he was. Charles R. Smith Jr. was the illustrator and he used photographs rather than illustrations to put the words with pictures. He won the 2010 Coretta Scott King Award for this book and at first glance it was apparent why. The cover picture is so warm and welcoming that I felt an immediate desire to see more. Mr. Smith used such a wide variety of subjects and each one was perfect for the part of the poem in which they appeared. The pictures go so beautifully with Hughes' words that the entire story just flows from start to finish. I really enjoyed this book.
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