Tuesday, February 08, 2005

2005 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award

Someone posted this to one of my list servs yesterday, though I haven't seen the official web page announcement:

The award, named for poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, is given to a volume of distinguished poetry.

The winner is HERE IN HARLEM by Walter Dean Myers (Holiday House)

Two Honor Books were chosen:

CREATURE CARNIVAL by Marilyn Singer (Hyperion Books)

IS THIS FOREVER...OR WHAT? TEXAS POEMS, edited by Naomi Shihab Nye (Greenwillow Books)

Congratulations all.

Marilyn Singer is on a writer list serv with Cyn and me, and was gracious enough to organize a breakfast at last year's NCTE conference in Indianapolis. (We missed her presentation, though :-().

We did, however, have the pleasure of seeing Walter Dean Myers and Naomi Shihab Nye present here in Texas last year: Myers presented selections from HERE IN HARLEM at last year's Texas Book Festival, and Nye presented IS THIS FOREVER... at last year's Texas Library Association conference.

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