I, Too, Am America - Langston Hughes and Bryan Collier

Bryan Collier brilliantly illustrates Langston Hughes’s classic poem in this edition of I, TOO, AM AMERICA (Simon & Schuster, $16.99). Collier’s gorgeous collages of oil paint and cut paper visually explain the history of African Americans who worked as Pullman porters on luxury trains. The bold spreads show wide open cotton fields, railway cars strewn with old newspapers, and the faces of African American men at work in one of the first jobs that offered them security. Collier shares his interpretation of the poem in a closing illustrator’s note, but his artwork speaks for itself. Ages 5-10. DMC
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By Langston Hughes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442420083
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012