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3. 2020 Award Winning Books

NCTE Awards for Excellence in Poetry for Children

NCTE established the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1977 to honor a living American poet for his or her aggregate work for children ages 3–13. NCTE also recognizes and fosters excellence in children’s poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.  This award is presented every other year.

2019 Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

Paul B. Janeczko

2017 Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

Marilyn Nelson