The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, the University Libraries, and the Pennsylvania School Librarians' Association are pleased to announce the winner of the 2009 LEE BENNETT HOPKINS POETRY AWARD as well as honor award winners.
This year celebrates the l5th Anniversary of the Award...the first of its kind for poetry in the history of children's literature. The Award comes with a $l,000.00 cash gift from Mr. Hopkins.
DIAMOND WILLOW by Helen Frost (Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
2009 HONOR BOOKS
THE SURRENDER TREE: POEMS OF CUBA'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM by Margarita Engle (Henry Holt & Company)
STITCHIN' AND PULLIN': A GEE'S BEND QUILT by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Random House)