Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.

Abstract: The famous poem, taken from The collected poems of Langston Hughes (c1994), illustrated with watercolors.

Disney Jump at the Sun Books, 2009.


  1. Beautiful book.

    I think you guys should add Coretta Scott (illustrated by Kadir Nelson) to the mix; I think it came out in January. Keep up the good work!

    -Sam Bloom
    Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

  2. Thanks for the suggestion, Sam. Check back soon!

  3. This is a beautiful interpretation of the poem. I love the two-page illustrations of water scenes (the one that is on the cover, and the one of the single boy in a boat at dusk in particular).

  4. The illustrations have a warm, personal feel that is delightful.

  5. With only one line of verse per double-spread painting, this book is E.B. Lewis' visual interpretation of Langston Hughes' famous poem. Simply beautiful!