A poem by a poet who is African American
Dreams by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. from The Dreamkeeper and other poems. Knopf, 1932/1994.
Introduction Invite the children to share their hopes (and dreams) for their futures.
Extension Children could interpret this beautiful poem artistically by drawing an illustration for it or by choosing or composing music to accompany it.