Been to Yesterdays By Lee Bennett Hopkins; Illustrated by Charlene Rendeiro

Been to Yesterdays

Poems of a Life


Published by (1999-09-01)

Growing up in the 1950s, young Lee Bennett Hopkins faced the painful events of his parents' divorce, an unstable homelife, and a hand-to-mouth existence. Through it all, he clung to the memory of his beloved grandmother and his hope of becoming a writer. In these emotionally charged autobiographical poems, the author captures a boy's feelings, experiences, and aspirations in the tumultuous period of his life.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 10.95 CAD / 10.95 USD
Published: 1999-09-01
ISBN: 9781563978081
Page Count: 64
Trim Size: 7 x 9

Winner of the Christopher Award
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age
ALA/YALSA Best Books for Young Adults
NCSS–CBC Notable Trade Book

Golden Kite Honor Book

"This autobiographical cycle of poems is a rare gift, a careful exploration of one life that illumines the lives of all who read it." —School Library Journal, starred review