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Langston Hughes

Langston considers himself a Negro, a black man, but his heritage is a mixture of white, black, Jewish, and American Indian. Langston loves books, and often considers books more real than people. He starts writing poetry early in his school years, and continues writing poems whenever he is unhappy. Langston likes to have fun with his peers, regardless of what race they are. Langston works hard, but he is terrible with money, often wasting his hard-earned and much-needed funds on things like room and board for a monkey. Langston hates for others to tell him what to think, and if he feels that he is being pushed too far in a direction that he does not want to go, he will rebel, sometimes by becoming physically ill. Langston lives the life of a vagabond, drifting from place to place as the opportunity affords it, and often settling...

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