Category: the negro speaks of rivers

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Jacqueline Woodson’s “brown girl dreaming” and Langston Hughes

At the 2016 College Language Association  (CLA) conference in Houston, TX, I went to a panel organized by the Langston Hughes Society, and I heard Sharon Lynette Jones present on Jacqueline Woodson’s literary relationship to Hughes in her book brown girl dreaming (2014). Jones spoke on the textual interplay between Hughes and Woodson, specifically focusing on Hughes’s “Dreams” and Woodson’s “learning from langston.” Jones’s presentation … Read More Jacqueline Woodson’s “brown girl dreaming” and Langston Hughes