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 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.

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.