The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
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by Langston Hughes, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator


Powerful, exuberant, joyful, reverent-The Dream Keeper and Other Poems celebrates hopes, dreams, aspirations, life, and love. Originally published in 1932, this important collection by the great African-American writer Langston Hughes contains some of the finest twentieth-century poetry ever written. Knopf is proud to bring back this beloved classic in a striking new paperback edition with handsome scratchboard illustrations by Brian Pinkney that capture the ageless appeal of the poems. There are also seven additional poems by Hughes that are especially appropriate for children, and an introduction by noted children's poet Lee Bennett Hopkins.

Certainly The Dream Keeper is for children, but its inspirational, proud, and uplifting message will resonate in the hearts and minds of all readers today, just as it did more than half a century ago.


A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the black experience.

Publishers Weekly:

Originally published in 1932, this edition of Hughes's vibrant poems includes seven additional poems and is enhanced by dynamic scratchboard art. All ages. (Dec.)


Langston Hughes, is the most widely recognized African-American poet of the twentieth century. Born in Mississippi in 1902, he spent most of his adult life in Harlem, where he died in 1967.

Brian Pinkney has received two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.

Paperback: 96 pages