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by Langston Hughes

1951

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Harlem" by Langston Hughes.

In Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem,” a speaker wonders about what happens when dreams are postponed.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness and Identity as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How can we achieve happiness?" and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child: