Lee Bennett Hopkins

The late Lee Bennett Hopkins was a writer, editor and educator, and "a devoted promoter of poetry for children."

Hopkins's interest in poetry as a classroom educational tool led to his work as a classroom resource coordinator. He was also an editor at Scholastic before becoming a full-time writer and editor of anthologies, compiling more than 100 anthologies of poetry for children.

His poetry collections for children include Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life (1995), which won the Christopher Medal and a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Honor Award; Alphathoughts: Alphabet Poems (2003); and City I Love (2009). In 2018, he collaborated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art on World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum.

Other Books by Lee Bennett Hopkins

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