I, Too, Am America

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This picture book of Langston Hughes’s celebrated poem, "I, Too, Am America, is filled with celebrated illustrator Bryan Collier's beautiful illustrations. Together they create a breathtaking reminder to all Americans that we are united despite our differences.

Langston Hughes’s celebrated poem, "I, Too, Am America," is also a Common Core Text Exemplar for Poetry.

I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

• 40 pages
• Hardcover
• Reading age: 4 - 8 years
• Grade level: Preschool - 3
• 9 x 0.4 x 11 inches • by Langston Hughes (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
• see item #21825 and #21824, Bryan Collier prints

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children's Books is the first exhibition to delve into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through children’s picture books. This exhibition showcases picture books—one of the most compelling forms of visual expression—as an effective bridge between art and storytelling, championing aspects of the movement that are both celebrated and forgotten.

Item Number: 21591