I am excited to announce that Lee Bennett Hopkins has been awarded a Guinness World Record! The certificate reads:
With 113 titles to his credit
as of July 2011
Lee Bennett Hopkins (USA) is the world's most prolific anthologist of poetry for children. Mr. Hopkins, a noted poet in his own right, has compiled collections based on a variety of topics, including animals, holidays, the seasons, and difficult emotions.
And hurray for poetry!
I am also pleased to share that my doctoral student and school librarian Beth Enochs deserves a bit of credit here for working with Lee to gather the data, research the process, and pursue this so-worthy certification. The photo is hers as well! She is a poetry advocate herself and wrote an excellent thesis on poetry in the school library! Thank you, Beth, for helping us promote poetry for young people in all these ways!