Lee Bennett Hopkins

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LEE BENNETT HOPKINS is a distinguished poet, writer, and anthologist whose poetry collections include the highly acclaimed Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry, illustrated by Peter Fiore, and My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, and America at War, both illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Mr. Hopkins’s numerous awards include the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “lasting contributions to children’s literature” and both the Christopher Award and a Golden Kite Honor for his verse novel Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Books by this Author

Sharing the Seasons
America at War
Wonderful Words
Spectacular Science
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Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. HAVE YOURSELF A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I look forward to this.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Rhett Butler

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. It would be Walt Whitman. I woulld thank him for his bravery, outspokenness, tenacity, and stick-to-it-ness.

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