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That is my dream! : a picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream variation"

by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 28 Libraries 28 of 29 copies
Available (28)
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Braddock Carnegie Library Picture Books P REAL HUG
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
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Brentwood Library Easy E Hughes
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Easy
 
Call Number  E Hughes
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Brookline Children's Non-Fiction j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Hazelwood Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
 
 
CLP - Hill District Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Homewood Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
 
 
CLP - South Side Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3515.U274 D74 2017
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book GENERAL JPIC HUGHES
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  GENERAL JPIC HUGHES
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC HUG
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Fiction
 
Call Number  E FIC HUG
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea HUGHES Langston
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea HUGHES Langston
 
 
North Versailles Public Library Picture Book P HUGH
Location  North Versailles Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  P HUGH
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB HUGHE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  J PB HUGHE
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 811 H87
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 811 H87
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j HUG
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Easys
 
Call Number  E j HUG
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Hug
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
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Scott Township Library Picture Books E HUGHES
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E HUGHES
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E HUG
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E HUG
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK HUGHES
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK HUGHES
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Children's New Books ENF 811.54 H874
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Children's New Books
 
Call Number  ENF 811.54 H874
 
 
 
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CLP - West End Children's Non-Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
"Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares, the acclaimed creator of Float.

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done....

Langston Hughes's inspiring and timeless message of pride, joy, and the dream of a better life is brilliantly and beautifully interpreted in Daniel Miyares's gorgeous artwork.

Follow one African-American boy through the course of his day as the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice comes into vivid focus. But the boy dreams of a different life-one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arms wide in the face of the sun.

Hughes's powerful vision, brought joyously to life by Daniel Miyares, is as relevant-and necessary-today as when it was first written.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Illustrator Miyares (Float, 2015) interprets Langston Hughes' poem Dream Variation using a visual narrative that ends on a hopeful note. In the first stanza, he depicts two families one African American, the other white experiencing their small southern town in the 1950s. Their encounters on the bus, walking through town, and at the drinking fountain are completely separate, and not necessarily equal. With the second verse, he imagines the same characters in a brighter, integrated world where the children soar aloft on birds, drink together from a stream, and spend a lazy afternoon under the shade of a tall tree. Miyares' gouache artwork depicts the early scenes using a muted palette, switching to more vivid hues in the second, idealized verse. Birds in flight appear frequently in the imagined landscape, mirroring the freedom the kids feel at being able to play together: To fling my arms wide / In the face of the sun. This is a perfect introduction to the Harlem Renaissance poet, and Miyares' illustrations are sure to generate much thoughtful discussion.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With luminous washes of watercolor and the lyrical language of Hughes's 1924 poem as his text, Miyares (That Neighbor Kid) presents a resonant vision of an African-American boy who imagines a more just world. Feeling rambunctious ("To fling my arms wide"), the boy boards a bus with his mother and sister to meet his father, a factory worker, for a picnic dinner. As the verse continues-"In some place of the sun/ To whirl and to dance/ Till the white day is done"-Miyares reveals that the boy lives in the segregated South. Unlike the white family who crosses his path, the boy and his family must sit in the back of the bus and drink from the "Colored Only" water fountain. But in the soft beauty of twilight ("Dark like me"), the boy dreams away these false barriers: Miyares shows black and white children together, magically soaring on giant birds, and (more pointedly) drinking from the same stream. As the stars come out, the reverie ends, but it's clear that the boy has gained a measure of hope and a reaffirmed sense of his identity. All ages. Illustrator's agency: Studio Goodwin Sturges. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects African American children -- Juvenile poetry.
Race relations -- Juvenile poetry.
African American children -- Poetry.
Race relations -- Poetry.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Dream variation
Contributors Miyares, Daniel, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
ISBN 9780399550171
0399550178
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