I am currently a Master's Degree Elementary Education student. Our class must prepare a Unit/Lesson Assignment and I am looking for a book to use as a basis for the assignment that would be appropriate for 5th grade. I was looking online to see appropriate reading for 5th grade and saw this book....has anyone read it, found it useful for a unit/lesson plan? Walker, Alice. Langston Hughes, American Poet. HarperCollins, 2002. An illustrated biography of the Harlem poet whose works gave voice to the joy and pain of the black experience in America. I appreciate any help on a book to base our assignment on....thanks!