I had hoped to put together a special 80th birthday post for Lee Bennett Hopkins before I left for Hattiesburg, Mississippi--but I got sick with a respiratory infection Easter weekend. I was keeping my fingers crossed that I'd get better by April 10th so I could accept my Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Award at the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Literature Festival. Fortunately, I was fine by the day of my departure--but I never got around to whipping up a birthday post for Lee.
I decided today to post links to some of my previous blogs about Lee and his poetry books. I thought some of you might like to read them.
Here they are--in chronological order:
Party for a Poetry Man (2009)
Poetry for Little Ones: "Lullaby & Kisses Sweet" (2015)