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2012 Award
I, Too, Am America
( by Langston Hughes/ Bryan Collier, Simon & Schuster $16.99 Score: )

Langston Hughes powerful poem speaks to both the despair and hopes of African Americans and the pain of being treated as less than others. Written in 1925, the poem still resonates as Bryan Collierís illustrations travel through history from the train porters of yesterday to todayís youth, who are still looking for their place in America. While it is true the book reflects how far we have come, it also reminds us of how much further we need to go. Three-time Caldecott winner, Collier's illustrations capture a range of emotions that speak as powerfully as the words. A meaningful blend of art and poetry! 

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