Jorge Argueta will accept the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for his work "Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds". In addition, Nikki Grimes will accept the honor award for "Garvey's Choice". Students can join the presentation of these awards via live-stream.
The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award is named for the internationally renowned educator, poet, anthologist and passionate advocate of poetry for young people. Established in 1993, the award is presented annually to an American poet or anthologist for the most outstanding new book of poetry for children published in the previous calendar year.