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Lee Bennett Hopkins, American writer, educator. Member of Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, International Reading Association, National Council Teachers of English.

Background

Hopkins, Lee Bennett was born on April 13, 1938 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Lee Hall and Gertrude (Thomas) Hopkins.

Education

Bachelor, Kean College, 1960. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Kean College, 1980. Master of Science, Bank St. College, 1964.

Professional diploma, Hunter College, 1966.

Career

Elementary teacher, Fair Lawn (New Jersey) Public Schools, 1960-1966;language arts supervisor, Bank St. College, New York City, 1966-1968;curriculum specialist, Scholastic, Inc., New York City, 1968-1975;private practice author, Scarborough, New York, since 1975. Consultant, visiting professor various United States and Canada colleges universities. Board directors Society School Libraries International.

Literature consultant Random House Achievement Program in Literature. Chairman National Council Teachers English poetry award committee.

Works

Membership

Member of Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, International Reading Association, National Council Teachers of English.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, traveling.

Connections

father:
Lee Hall Hopkins

mother:
Gertrude (Thomas) Hopkins