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That Is My Dream!
Langston Hughes

This beautifully illustrated picture book of Langston Hughes’s “Dream Variations” (a poem published in 1926) explores the speaker’s vision of a society without racism, discrimination, segregation, and racial prejudice. Dancing through the ‘white day‘, representing dominant white society, and ‘flinging his arms widely‘ the speaker, a young African-American boy dreaming of equality, freedom and ease, hopes for a better future to come, when ‘the white day is done‘.

The poem is suitable for a cross-curricular project on racism and inequality – also, interdisciplinary teaching with the subjects of History, Ethics, and Social Science is possible.

/ · · 1926

Critical edition

Hughes, Langston and Daniel Miyares. That is my Dream! Schwartz&Wade, 2017. 32 pp., ISBN 9780399550171

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Charged with meaning
  • Classic
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices