My People

Award Winning My People

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Award Winner
Awards Winning
2010 | Coretta Scott King Award
About the Book
This Coretta Scott King Award-winning photography book based on Langston Hughes's classic poem is perfect for kids and moving and powerful for readers of all ages.

Langston Hughes'​s spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
About the Author: Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and lived much of his life in Harlem, New York. As one America's most cherished chroniclers of the black experience, known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes's work was constantly groundbreaking throughout his forty-six-year career. His poetry about the ocean and the symbolism that surrounds it stems from his travels through Africa and Europe working as a seaman.

Charles R. Smith Jr. is an acclaimed poet and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator of My People, a picture book based on the poem by Langston Hughes. He is also the illustrator of If, the author and photographer of I Am the World, and he won the Coretta Scott King Author Honor for his book Twelve Rounds To Glory. He grew up in California and attended the Brooks Institute of Photography. A magazine and book cover photographer in addition to a picture book creator, Charles lives with his wife and kids in Poughkeepsie, New York. Visit him at

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781416935407
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publisher Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Depth: 13
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 13 mm
Width: 259 mm
ISBN-10: 1416935401
Publisher Date: 01 Jan 2009
Binding: Hardback
Height: 234 mm
No of Pages: 40
Series Title: Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title(s)
Weight: 430 gr
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