"Refugee in America"
A refugee is usually someone who flees a country to find safety elsewhere. But Langston Hughes was born in America, and was later honored as the "poet laureate of Harlem." His history and status as a black man, however, explain the feelings expressed in his very short poem.
Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 12 Unit 5's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: The New Colossus, Refugee in America, Comments on The Arrival