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Langston's Train Ride
By Leonard Jenkins (illustrator) and Robert Burleigh
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Orchard Books
Publication date September 1, 2004
Pages 24
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780439352390
ISBN-10 0439352398
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.75 by 11 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
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Describes how the twentieth-century African-American poet Langston Hughes affirms his vocation as a writer through the composition of his famous 1921 poem, 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers.'
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Robert Burleigh's inspiring text captures the magical moment when Langston Hughes came to believe in himself as a writer, as he first wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."

Clackety clack clack clack...
Can you hear the rhythm of the train?
Langston Hughes did. Traveling to see his father in 1920, as he listened to the sounds of the train -- metal on metal, wheels on rails -- Hughes's imagination took flight. On that ride, he was inspired to write his first famous poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
This picture book tells the story of Langston Hughes's rise to accomplishing his dream of being a writer. With bold, striking illustrations by Leonard Jenkins, here is a book for any young person with a dream.


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9780439352390 | details & prices | 24 pages | 8.75 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.99
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