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, February 17, 2017

2017 Winner: SOMOS COMO LAS NUBES/WE ARE LIKE THE CLOUDS

The 2017 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award is:

Argueta, Jorge. 2016. Somos como las nubes/We are Like the Clouds. Toronto: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press. 




Jama Rattigan features this book in a lovely post here

In addition, an honor book was selected-- Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes (Boyds Mills Press/Wordsong, 2016). 

Friday, February 26, 2016

2016 Winner: ENCHANTED AIR

The 2016 winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award is:

Engle, Margarita. 2015. Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir. New York: Atheneum.

Click HERE for a reader's guide to Enchanted Air and HERE for Margarita Engle's website.

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.