Contributor biographical information for My people / Langston Hughes ; photographs by Charles R. Smith Jr.

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Charles R. Smith Jr. is the acclaimed poet and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator of My People, a picture book based on the poem by Langston Hughes. He is also the illustrator of If, and he won the Coretta Scott King Author Honor for his book Twelve Rounds To Glory. He grew up in California and attended the Brooks Institute of Photography. A magazine and book cover photographer in addition to a picture book creator, Charles now lives with his wife and son in Poughkeepsie, New York. Visit him on the web at

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Poetry
African Americans -- Poetry -- Juvenile literature.
Children's poetry, American.
American poetry.