Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people. Use this blog as a reference tool, not as the one and only view on the topic.
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Book Description: Langston Hughes’ spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
Opinion on this book: This is a lovely book. The entire book is comprised of a single poem by Langston Hughes that is illustrated by both words and pictures.
Favorite Part: The interpretation. It is beautiful to see poetry through a lens.
Recommend it? Yes. This is a book that I originally picked up at the library. After seeing it, I decided it was one that needed to live on my coffee table. People seem drawn to it. Because it only contains one poem, it is an easy “Read.” It’s the first one they pick up to look at when they sit on my couch.