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Langston Hughes

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Published by Creative Education in Mankato, Minn .
Written in English


  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Young adult poetry, American.,
  • Poets, American.,
  • African Americans -- Biography.,
  • American poetry.

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About the Edition

A biography of the poet who spent his career writing about the experiences of African Americans, interspersed with examples of his work.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [46]) and index.

StatementS.L. Berry.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography, Biography.
SeriesVoices in poetry, Voices in poetry (Mankato, Minn.)
LC ClassificationsPS3515.U274 Z6172 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. :
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1393575M
ISBN 100886826160
LC Control Number93000741

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