Traveling The Blue Road: Poems Of The Sea by Lee Bennett HopkinsTraveling The Blue Road: Poems Of The Sea by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Traveling The Blue Road: Poems Of The Sea

EditorLee Bennett Hopkins

Hardcover | October 17, 2017

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A 2018 Notable Poetry Book for Children (National Council of Teachers of English)

Selected for Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018 by NCSS-CBC, a cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council

Traveling the Blue Roadis a carefully curated collection of kid-friendly poetry about the ever inspiring subject of the ocean. Themes include pilgrimages, migration, culture, and more.

Prepare to be inspired by the sea withTraveling the Blue Road. This book is packed withgorgeous illustrationsthat surround a collection ofpoetry for childrenon the themes of thecourage,beauty, andpromise of sea voyages.

Compiled and edited by award-winning poet Lee Bennett Hopkins, the poems describe how thesea has historically shone as a metaphor for both hope and despair, and served as a pathway forpeople searching for new life.Traveling the Blue Roadincludes poems about thepilgrimscoming to the New World, the Mariel boatlift, the Vietnamese boat people, a Dutch slave ship, the currentmigrationsituation in the Mediterranean, and thevoyageof theSt. Louis.

Contributing poets include Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Paul B. Janeczko, J. Patrick Lewis, Allan Wolf, Marilyn Nelson, Denver Butson, Georgia Heard, Jane Yolen, Naomi Shihab Nye, and G. Neri, and Margarita Engle, therecently named Young People's Poet Laureate.

Named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018!

Lee Bennett Hopkinshas compiled more anthologies for children than anyone in the history of children's literature. In 2011, Lee Bennett Hopkins was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most prolific anthologist of poetry for children, with 113 titles to his credit! He has helped make poetry accessible to young readers in...
Title:Traveling The Blue Road: Poems Of The SeaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 0.38 inPublished:October 17, 2017Publisher:Walter Foster JrLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633222764

ISBN - 13:9781633222762


Editorial Reviews

"Care and research are evident throughout this poignant book, which is much more than its subtitle, "Poems of the Sea"; in essence and in sum, it is a history of inhumanity."
- Kirkus Reviews