Traveling the Blue Road
Poems of the Sea
Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Bob Hansman (Illustrator), Jovan Hansman (Illustrator) Seagrass Press (OCTOBER) Hardcover $17.95 (32pp), 978-1-63322-276-2
From Columbus’s journey in 1492 to seventeenthcentury slave ships, the infamous Titanic, and present-day ocean-dwelling communities, the terrible majesty of the sea is celebrated through a collection of poems penned by a bevy of awardwinning authors and poets, each with a unique voice and story. Striking mixed-media illustrations feature sailors, explorers, and refugees amid the starry skies and dark waves, conveying all the fluid strength and timelessness of the ocean.