RAHWAY — Inspired by the artistic contributions of Langston Hughes during the Harlem Renaissance, fourth graders at Roosevelt School in Rahway, celebrated Black History Month by following the great poet’s examples in “The Sweet and Sour Animal Book.” The students selected animals beginning with each letter of the alphabet and created two stanza poems which they illustrated by cutting and pasting geometric shapes to form the animals. The students’ creations are proudly displayed in the hallways of Roosevelt School.
Najee Cuevas, Devin Echavarria, Samuel Dorielan, & Viviana Arbelaez carefully cut their geometric figures.
Tattyanna Vega, C’era Joe, & Ashley Evans proudly display their masterpieces.
Sarah Singh & C’era Joe get inspiration from Langston Hughes’ book.
One of the finished pieces by Najee Cuevas.
The hallway display.
(All photos courtesy of Roosevelt School)
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