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Langston's Train Ride

Langston's Train Ride

by Robert Burleigh, Robert Burleigh Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins

Perfect for classroom poetry unit use and to celebrate Black History Month!

Robert Burleigh's inspiring story captures the magical moment when Langston Hughes came to believe in himself as a writer, as he first wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."

This picture book tells the story of Langston Hughes's rise to accomplishing his dream of being a writer. With bold, striking illustrations by Leonard Jenkins, here is a book for any young person with a dream.

Ages
3, 6, 8, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
4.2
Lexile Measure
690L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
R
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Historical Fiction, Poetry and Rhymes

About the Authors and Illustrator

Robert Burleigh
Robert Burleigh
Leonard Jenkins

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