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.