Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

This is a complete list of Langston Hughes books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Simple Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Children's Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Popo and Fifina (With: Arna Bontemps)
Popo and Fifina (With: Arna Bontemps)
1932
2
The First Book of Rhythms
1954
3
The First Books of Africa
1964
4
Black Misery
1969
5
First Book Of Jazz
1982
6
Thank You, M'Am
1991
7
The Sweet and Sour Animal Book
1994
8
The Book of Rhythms
1995
9
The Block
1995
10
Carol of the Brown King
1998
11
Boy of the Border (With: Arna Bontemps)
Boy of the Border (With: Arna Bontemps)
2009
12
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
2009
13
I, Too, Am America
2012
14
Lullaby
2013
15
Sail Away
2015
16
That Is My Dream!
2017

List of Plays in Publication Order

List of Poetry Books in Publication Order (with Maya Angelou)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
The Weary Blues
1926
2
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
1932
3
The Ways of White Folks
1934
4
Selected Poems
1959
5
Ask Your Mama
1961
6
Poems from Black Africa
1963
7
The Panther and the Lash
1967
8
The Poems 1921-1940
2001
9
The Poems: 1941-1950
2001
10
The Poems: 1951-1967
2001
11
Let America Be America Again
2004
12
Poetry for Young People
2006
13
Jim Crow's Last Stand
2007
14
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
2022
15
Fine Clothes to the Jew: Poems of Black America in the 1920s
2023
16
An Earth Song
2023

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Big Sea (With: Arnold Rampersad)
The Big Sea (With: Arnold Rampersad)
1940
2
Famous American Negroes
1954
3
The Sweet Flypaper of Life
1955
4
Famous Negro Music Makers
1955
5
I Wonder as I Wander
1956
6
Famous Negro Heroes of America
1958
7
Fight for Freedom
1962
8
Black Magic
1967
9
Pictorial History of the Negro in America
1968
10
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
2000
11
Letters from Langston
2016

List of The Voice of the Poet Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
James Merrill (By: James Merrill)
James Merrill (By: James Merrill)
1999
2
W.H. Auden (By: W.H. Auden)
W.H. Auden (By: W.H. Auden)
1999
3
Elizabeth Bishop (By: Elizabeth Bishop)
Elizabeth Bishop (By: Elizabeth Bishop)
2000
4
Randall Jarrell (By: Randall Jarrell)
2001
5
The Voice of the Poet: John Ashbery (By: J.D. McClatchy, John Ashbery)
The Voice of the Poet: John Ashbery (By: J.D. McClatchy, John Ashbery)
2001
6
Five American Women (By: Louise Bogan, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, Muriel Rukeyser)
Five American Women (By: Louise Bogan, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, Muriel Rukeyser)
2001
7
Langston Hughes
2002
8
E. E. Cummings (By: E.E. Cummings)
E. E. Cummings (By: E.E. Cummings)
2005
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List of Langston Hughes Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Points of View
1956
2
The Book of Negro Folklore
1958
3
Book of Negro Humor
1958
4
An African Treasury - Articles, Essays, Stories, Poems, By Black Africans
1960
5
I Am the Darker Brother
1968
6
Stories from the Black Experience
1981
7
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart
1992
8
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question
1992
9
Poetry Out Loud: The Year's Best
1993
10
America Street
1993
11
Hear My Voice
1993
12
Letters to America
1995
13
African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927
1997
14
Earth-Shattering Poems
1998
15
Writing New York
1998
16
American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Volume 2
2000
17
40 Model Essays
2005
18
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology
2007
19
The Civil Rights Reader
2009
20
Amazing Faces
2010
21
Lost & Found
2015
22
Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies
2019
23
Everything is Going to be All Right
2021
24
100 Queer Poems
2022
25
Chiral Mad 5
2022
26
Knowing Him by Heart: African Americans on Abraham Lincoln
2022
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Langston Hughes: Biography

Langston Hughes was born on February 1st, 1902. Langston passed away May 22nd, 1967 at 65 years old. Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri.

Langston Hughes was the author of the Langston Hughes Poetry Books series which consists of 16 novels. The Langston Hughes Poetry Books series started in 1926 with the novel The Weary Blues. The most recently released novel in the Langston Hughes Poetry Books series was An Earth Song which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Langston Hughes Poetry Books series.

Langston Hughes also wrote the Children's Books series which has 16 books including Popo and Fifina and The First Book of Rhythms.

Langston Hughes: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Langston Hughes on Book Notification is The Weary Blues, the 1st novel in the Langston Hughes Poetry Books series.

The most read book by Langston Hughes on Book Notification is The Ways of White Folks, a Collection novel.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Langston Hughes are:

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Langston Hughes: F.A.Q

When was Langston Hughes Born?

Langston Hughes was born on February 1st, 1902.

When did Langston Hughes die?

Langston Hughes died on May 22nd, 1967 at 65 years old.

Where was Langston Hughes Born?

Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, .

What was the first book Langston Hughes wrote?

The first novel written by Langston Hughes was The Weary Blues, published in 1926.

What was the most recent book Langston Hughes wrote?

Their most recently released work was An Earth Song (a short story) on April 18th, 2023.

How many books has Langston Hughes written?

Langston Hughes has written 60 books across 11 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 8 books in the Simple Series
  • 2 Standalone Novels
  • 4 Short Story Collections
  • 16 Children's Books
  • 3 Plays
  • 16 Poetry Books
  • 11 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the The Voice of the Poet Series

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