Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.

Abstract: The famous poem, taken from The collected poems of Langston Hughes (c1994), illustrated with watercolors.

Disney Jump at the Sun Books, 2009.

5 comments:

Schmoil said...

Beautiful book.

I think you guys should add Coretta Scott (illustrated by Kadir Nelson) to the mix; I think it came out in January. Keep up the good work!

-Sam Bloom
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Kris said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Sam. Check back soon!

Mandy said...

This is a beautiful interpretation of the poem. I love the two-page illustrations of water scenes (the one that is on the cover, and the one of the single boy in a boat at dusk in particular).

Jen said...

The illustrations have a warm, personal feel that is delightful.

shelf-employed said...

With only one line of verse per double-spread painting, this book is E.B. Lewis' visual interpretation of Langston Hughes' famous poem. Simply beautiful!