There Was a Party for Langston

Jason Reynolds (Author) Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator)
Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator)
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140774
Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds’s debut picture book is a snappy, joyous ode to Word King, literary genius, and glass-ceiling smasher Langston Hughes and the luminaries he inspired.

Back in the day, there was a heckuva party, a jam, for a word-making man. The King of Letters. Langston Hughes. His ABCs became drums, bumping jumping thumping like a heart the size of the whole country. They sent some people yelling and others, his word-children, to write their own glory.

Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, and more came be-bopping to recite poems at their hero’s feet at that heckuva party at the Schomberg Library, dancing boom da boom, stepping and stomping, all in praise and love for Langston, world-mending word man. Oh, yeah, there was hoopla in Harlem, for its Renaissance man. A party for Langston.

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SKU 140774
ISBN 9781534439443
Language English
Page Count 56
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Jerome Pumphrey
Primary Contributor Jason Reynolds
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Caitlyn Dlouhy Books