Top positive review
Excellent Resource, Works Well With 3rd Grade Common Core Curriculum
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
I bought this to support a unit on poetry for our daughter, while I was homeschooling her for part of her 3rd grade year. I read the entire book myself, and picked out selections for her that I wanted to read, and allowed her to pick one of her choice to memorize. Langston Hughes writes very expressive poetry, and I love that his poems convey powerful messages that aren't overly painted with unnecessary words. Ironic, given that I can be a pretty wordy girl myself when I'm explaining my thoughts on something, but I do happen to think often times the most poignant of expressions are simply put in a heartfelt manner. This was a beautiful book to read, and my daughter enjoyed reading some of these poems as well.