Amazing Places

By Parents' Choice

Gathering original poems by diverse poets, including his own tribute to Langston Hughes, Lee Bennett Hopkins has created a fascinating multi-ethnic anthology. Hopkins's collection celebrates the diversity of people and places across our country - from Fenway Park to Denali National Park and from Linda Sue Park's poem about the Liberty Bell to Jane Medina's poem about the desire to run away to a circus: "I'm running away with people who fly/ I'll dance and/I'll laugh/and forget how to cry."[T]his is a unique and meaningful anthology.