Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes

by Floyd Cooper. Philomel Books, 1994.


* After reading this book, answer the following questions in complete sentences and reflective thoughts before going on with your invitation.

1. How do you think being alone so much as a young child helped shape Langston Hughes' life?

2. Langston's Granma believed a boy needed heroes. What heroes do today's students look to? What makes them heroes?

3. Books played an important role in shaping Langston's life.

4. Langston always wanted a "home". He finally settled that home was "in him". What to you think that means?

INVITATIONS: select one

* Research Langston Hughes and develop a family tree for him.

** Select a poem by Langston Hughes that you like. Illustrate it.

*** What is a hero? Create a brochure on one of your heroes. Be sure to include your characteristics of a hero, and why your person is a hero to you. Also give a brief biography of this person.

**** In the Library, research Langston Hughes. Create a time line of events in his life.


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