Amazing Places

By A Teaching Life

Impossible!  That’s how I felt, while reading this collection of poems, Amazing Places, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and gorgeously illustrated by Chris Soentpiet and Christy Hale.  Each poem evokes something special about a particularly American place – from Sandy Hook Lighthouse in New Jersey to the banks of the great Mississippi River.  I loved the exuberant celebrations of each place, and the particular voice of each poet celebrating it.