Not without laughter
Not without laughter

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967, author.


Physical Description
xvii, 231 pages ; 20 cm.

Penguin classics.

General Note
"First published in the United States of America by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1930"--Title page verso.

Introduction / Angela Flournoy -- Storm -- Conversation -- Jimboy's letter -- Thursday afternoon -- Guitar -- Work -- White folks -- Dance -- Carnival -- Punishment -- School -- Hard winter -- Christmas -- Return -- One by one -- Nothing but love -- Barber-shop -- Children's day -- Ten dollars and costs -- Hey, boy! -- Note to Harriett -- Beyond the Jordan -- Tempy's house -- A shelf of books -- Pool hall -- The doors of life -- Beware of women -- Chicago -- Elevator -- Princess of the blues.

Subject Term
African American boys -- Kansas -- Fiction.
African American families -- Kansas -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Kansas -- Fiction.


Added Author
Flournoy, Angela,

In telling the story of Sandy Rogers, a young African American boy in small-town Kansas, and of his family--his mother, Annjee, a housekeeper for a wealthy white family; his irresponsible father, Jimboy, who plays the guitar and travels the country in search of employment; his strong-willed grandmother Hager, who clings to her faith; his Aunt Tempy, who marries a rich man; and his Aunt Harriet, who struggles to make it as a blues singer--Hughes gives the longings and lineaments of black life in the early twentieth century an important place in the history of racially divided America.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookFICTION HUG11Fiction Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookFICTION HUG11Fiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookFICTION HUG11Fiction Collection