By Lee Bennett Hopkins
Illustrated by Christy Hale, Chris Soentpiet
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In this collection of original poems, acclaimed anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins brings together fourteen selections that celebrate through poetic imagery some of the amazingly diverse places in our nation. These include Denali National Park, the Oneida Nation Museum, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Grand Canyon, the Ringling Circus Museum, Harlem, the Liberty Bell, Fenway Park, and more. The poems as a whole take readers on an exciting multiethnic travelogue around the United States and encourage a positive appreciation of our country’s historical, environmental, and cultural heritage.
The inspiring and insightful poems were created by some of the best-known authors writing for children, including Alma Flor Ada, Jaime Adoff, Joseph Bruchac, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Medina, and Linda Sue Park. Captivating illustrations by award-winning illustrators Chris Soentpiet and Christy Hale feature well-researched settings that infuse the poems with vibrant life and atmosphere. Readers of all ages will want to visit each amazing place again and again.
About the Creators
is an acclaimed poet and writer, and has created numerous poetry anthologies for young readers. He is the recipient of the 2009 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, which honors his body of work, and founder of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Lee Bennett Hopkins/IRA Promising Poet Award. Hopkins’s books have won many honors, including ALA Notable Children’s Books, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Children’s Choices, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, Christopher Award, and New York Public Library Best Children’s Books. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.
Photo: Charles J. Egita
is the author and illustrator of The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan, a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year selection. She has also illustrated several award-winning picture books, including Elizabeti’s Doll and its two sequels. As an art educator, Hale has written about artists for Instructor magazine’s Masterpiece of the Month feature and workshops. Hale lives with her family in Palo Alto, California. Visit her online at christyhale.com.
is the illustrator of several highly praised picture books. Awards he has won include Original Art Show Gold Medal, NAACP Image Award, ALA Notable Children’s Books, Texas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist, Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and Notable Books for a Global Society. Soentpiet also promotes children’s literature and the arts at schools, libraries, and conferences across the United States. In Amazing Faces, he has indulged his interest in painting faces of people of different backgrounds. Soentpiet lives with his wife and their two children in the New York City area. Visit him online at soentpiet.com.
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781620148136
Best Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College of Education
Notable Poetry List
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Parents' Choice Recommended
Parents' Choice Foundation
Interest Level:Grades 1 - 8
Reading Level:Grades 4 - 5
African/African American Interest, Asian/Asian American Interest, Cultural Diversity, Environment/Nature, Exploring Ecosystems, Geography, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Nature/Science, Comparing/Classifying/Measuring, Home, Multiethnic interest, Native American Interest, Similarities and Differences, United States History, Childhood Experiences and Memories
Part of These Collections
High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), Poetry Grades 3-6, Lee & Low Poetry Collection, Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2016 Collection, Earth Day Poetry Collection , California Book Collection , Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades 3-5