Books written by Langston Hughes

Sail Away

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | September 1, 2015 | 40 pages
A celebration of mermaids, wildernesses of waves, and the creatures of the deep through poems by Langston Hughes and cut-paper collage illustrations by multiple Coretta Scott King Award–winner Ashley Bryan. The great African-American poet Langston Hughes penned poem after poem about the majesty... More Info

The Weary Blues

Knopf | February 10, 2015 | 128 pages
Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. Beginning with the opening "Proem" (prologue poem)--"I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black,... More Info

Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Knopf | February 10, 2015 | 480 pages
A comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the canonical African-American author reflects his private struggles, intellectual relationships and extraordinary achievements in a segregated America. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Lullaby (For a Black Mother)

Harcourt Children's Books | March 19, 2013 | 32 pages
This beloved poem by Langston Hughes, in picture-book form for the first time and illustrated by the award-winning Sean Qualls, is an irresistible celebration of poetry and the love between mother and baby.  More Info

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Vintage | October 31, 1995 | 717 pages
"The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--. [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music--. This book is a glorious revelation."--Boston Globe Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in... More Info