" 'I, Too, ' one of preeminent African American poet and intellectual Langston Hughes' most influential literary works, is reinstantiated and reinterpreted transhistorically in this board-book adaptation of the 1926 poem. The text reproduces the lines of the poem verbatim while Crumpton's vivid, saturated, digital illustrations present contemporary scenes of a young Black boy's life." --Kirkus Reviews
This beautifully illustrated board book brings to life I, Too, Langston Hughes' iconic American poem about perseverance. Langston Hughes's inspirational poem I, Too is one of America's most famous. This board book edition brings Hughes's powerful declaration of resilience and hope to young readers.
Author: Langston Hughes Publisher: Little Bee Books Published: 12/28/2021 Pages: 20 Binding Type: Board Book Weight: 0.50lbs Size: 6.90h x 7.00w x 0.40d ISBN: 9781499812701 Audience: Ages 4-8
Review Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2021
About the Author Langston Hughes is an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was born on February 1, 1902, and passed away May 22, 1967.
Katie Crumpton is an illustrator and designer who loves drawing cute and whimsical artworks. Her books include More Bees Please!, Dark Water Magic, and Library Alive!. Her primary focus is in children's books, but she is also interested in licensing, animation, and interactive illustration. Katie is a local to the San Francisco Bay Area, selling her work at craft fairs on the weekends.