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My People

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

The is exactly what he says. "My People"

Langston Hughes had alway been one of my flavorite Author. Most of his work has been towards the older crownd. However, I find to be right on time for both young and older groups. Some picture are self explaminatory.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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The poem is simple and short, and the photographs are expressive. Taken together, they create a wonderful reminder of just how special and unique people are. While these photos are all of African American people, since that is whom Langston Hughes celebrates in his poem, the message applies to us all.

Sepia-toned photographs against a black background create a warm and happy tone for this poem of celebration. The artist hoped to show that "like any group of people, black people come in all shapes, sizes, shades, and ages, and that each of us is unique." The poem has been broken into short phrases that dance boldly across the black background in over-sized white or sepia letters.

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