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!
This is such great news! Tonight when I shared this latest Lee-honor with our children, Georgia said, "That's really awesome...I mean, this is very exciting." Three cheers for Lee, and three cheers for poetry!
Hurray for Lee and thank you Beth for helping to make this happen!
Wow! I agree with Amy's daughter - awesome and exciting!
Good for Lee and good for poetry!
Congrats to Lee, Beth, and to you, Sylvia, for inspiring your student to do such wonderful work. What a great honor for Lee and for poetry!
Very neat, Beth--I'll bet that was a lot of work on your part, but well worth it!
What everyone else wrote I concur!!!!
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