Home To Me: Poems Across America, 2003 first edition, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn.


Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. First edition, 2003. Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic.

"Whether one lives on a prairie where a child "...pedals through grasses,bone dry", a reservation where "Mother Earth is always beneath our feet", or a city where one wakes up to hear "sputters/of sweepers/swooshing litter/from gutters", home is an integral part of growing up, being, becoming.

"Home to Me features fifteen commissioned works by contemporary poets who reside in geographical areas as diverse as a Christmas tree farm in New England and a desert home in the Southwest."

Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Joan Bransfield Graham
Patricia Hubbell
Jane Yolen
C. Drew Lamm
Sharon Darrow
Lillian M. Fisher
Joseph Bruchac
Sandra Gilbert Brug
Tony Johnston
Janet S. Wong
Ann Whitford Paul.
Alice Schertle
Lee Bennett Hopkins

Stephen Alcorn (1957 - ) is a versatile and prolific artist who works in various media, including painting, printmaking, illustration, and graphic design. He's created artwork for many books for children and adults, such as Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney; I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry by Catherine Clinton; and The Land and People of South Africa by F. N. Monama.

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Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine. Illustrated cover boards: Light shelf wear. Light pencil marks on Contents page else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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