Since today is not only the start of African American History month but also the birth anniversary of the wonderful poet Langston Hughes I thought I could write about an old favorite of mine.
Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes by Floyd Cooper is, as I said, an old favorite. I have always been a fan of Floyd Coopers wonderful illusrations. What I loved about this book is how I learned about a great poet ....not as a grown up but as a little boy. This is a great introduction to an American Treasure. This book is not only written beautifully but the illustrations are incredible. I was drawn to the cover immediately .....the little boys face and how he is sitting there with his books made me want to know more about him. I love how Mr Cooper paints faces that are instantly recognizable to us. Coming Home is a great tribute to wonderful poet and artist....a must have book for anyone's bookshelf.