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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Jason Reynolds

Children Ages 4-6 • 6 mins. • Unabridged • © 2023

Acclaimed author Jason Reynolds nimbly narrates his celebration of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. Based on a picture of a real party in Hughes's honor at the Schomburg Center, this loving tribute is alive with rhythm. As Reynolds describes how Hughes excelled at making words dance to his tune, he makes his own words dance. He creates an irresistible feedback loop between the poet and the poetry that will have listeners tapping their toes to the beat. In spare but evocative language, Reynolds describes writers Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, and countless others who were inspired by Hughes. The audio production mirrors the picture book's clever use of typeset words to create the pictures themselves. N.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2023]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2023

CD ISBN 9798890594907 $24.99 • One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798212908986 $31.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9798890594921 $9.99

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