by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Langston must move from Alabama to Chicago, Illinois with his father after his mother's death in 1946. Langston is lonely in his new surroundings, and to make things worse, he's tormented by bullies. However, one thing provides a refuge: the library that allows and celebrates all people. It also introduces him to another Langston, poet Langston Hughes. Hughes' poetry allows Langston to keep his mother’s memory alive and escape some of the stress he faces everyday.