Wednesday, March 05, 2014

New LBH Poetry Award winner for 2014: ETCHED IN CLAY

The latest recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award was recently announced. 

This year’s winner is Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet written by Andrea Cheng, with woodcuts by the author, published by Lee & Low Books (2013). The award and a $1000 prize, courtesy of award founder Lee Bennett Hopkins, will be presented at Penn State University in the fall.

Two honor books were also selected: 

Ron Koertge's novel in verse Coaltown Jesus (Candlewick Press, 2013)

Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by John Hendrix (Disney-Hyperion, 2013)

Fore more information, go here

And for resources for sharing the previous award and honor books, look for the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Teaching Toolbox.


laurasalas said...

Hooray--I haven't yet read ETCHED. Must get to it soon!


SYLVIA: AS always, thank you for promoting poetry. Lee