Visiting Langston

Visiting Langston by Willie Perdomo and illustrated by Bryan Collier was published in 2002 by Henry Holt and Company.Winner of the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award, Visiting Langston follows a young girl, a poet herself, who goes to visit the house of poet Langston Hughes with her father. This story does a great job showing readers a snapshot into who Langston Hughes was and how he is an inspiration.

This book has beautiful and unique illustrations and rhyming text that really add to the poetic nature of the story. This story does a great job honoring African American hero, Langston Hughes, who was an inspirational figure. I would recommend this story to children 3 and older and think it is especially important to have in elementary classroom as it helps introduce all students to a American hero.

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