Want help selecting and sharing the best books of poetry for young people?

Want help selecting and sharing the best books of poetry for young people? Here are guides and trailers for the LBH award books.

Friday, September 18, 2015

2015 Winner: THE CROSSOVER

The 2015 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award is:


Alexander, Kwame. 2014. The Crossover. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 


Click HERE for a readers' guide for The Crossover.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

2014 Winner: ETCHED IN CLAY

This is the 2013 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award:

Cheng, Andrea. 2013. Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet. New York: Lee & Low Books.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

2013 Winner: WATER SINGS BLUE

This is the 2012 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award:


Coombs, Kate. 2012. Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems. Ill. by Meilo So. San Francisco: Chronicle.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2012 Winner: WON TON: A CAT TALE TOLD IN HAIKU

This is the 2012 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award:

Wardlaw, Lee. 2011. Won Ton; A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. Ill. by Eugene Yelchin. Henry Holt.

Thanks also, Lee, for sharing the link to your Teacher's Guide found here.

Here is a Digital Trailer for WON TON created by graduate student Karey Pustejovsky.

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