Library Intern Book Reviews


Athenuem Books


New York, New York, United States of America

Date of Publication




Date of Review



Library and Information Science | Modern Literature


Children's literature, review, dessert


This collection of Langston Hughes poems is the ideal way for children to read poetry. All the poems have to do with water, either the sea, rain, or rivers. A lot of the poems have African-American themes, which was very important to Hughes. This book shows children the beauty of poetry not just through the words crafted by Hughes, but also through Bryan’s illustrations of cut out waves and faces. Children will love this book for the colorful pages and soft lullaby like songs. The crown jewel of this book is the final poem of rivers. All these poems show the deep richness of poetry that I think children need to hear. Poetry should be devoured by children. They should read it voraciously. The cadence and rhythm of each poem is magical. I would recommend this book for children ages four to ten (and maybe even some adults).

Highly Recommended. Shaune Young, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University



Download Review (231 KB)

Review of <em>Sail Away: poems</em> by Langston Hughes

Catalog Record



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.