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 is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Idiotic people who think they know more than they know.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Where I am now...at home.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Shopping.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Walth Whitman for his tenacity.

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