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Before Rosa Parks: Colvin & Hoose on NPR

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

Before Rosa Parks: Colvin & Hoose on NPR

“History had me glued to the seat.” —Claudette Colvin Listen to this beautiful piece produced by Sarah Kate Kramer of Radio Diaries and broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered in honor of the 60th anniversary of Claudette Colvin’s refusal to give up her seat in Montgomery, AL. Phillip Hoose, the author of Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice joins the indomitable Claudette Colvin....

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Claudette Colvin’s Story Shared on NPR’s Radio Diaries

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

Claudette Colvin’s Story Shared on NPR’s Radio Diaries

On March 2 at 4:50 or 5:50 PM, 2015, NPR’s All Things Considered  will air a story about Claudette Colvin. The broadcast will reach an audience of approximately 2 million listeners. The story features Phillip Hoose, author of Claudette Colvin, Twice Towards Justice and Claudette Colvin, herself.  The story will also be featured on the award-winning Radio Diaries podcast.

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100 Biographies to Read in a Lifetime

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

100 Biographies to Read in a Lifetime

The Amazon book editors named Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice one of the 100 Biographies & Memoirs to Read in a Lifetime.  What fine company Claudette is in. Have a Goodreads account?  You can cast your vote for your favorite biographies, autobiographies  and...

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Red Knots Declared Federally Threatened

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

Red Knots Declared Federally Threatened

“The rufa red knot makes another appearance in the Washington Post.   The taxa was declared Federally Threatened under the Endangered Species act last week.  As a result, hero of the book Moonbird is back in the news.  He is an adult male knot known as B95 who has survived so long that scientists have tallied up his lifetime frequent flyer mileage.  They’ve found that he has exceeded the distance between the earth and the moon–and most of the way back! I hope he’s still around.   We last saw him late in May.   If he’s alive,...

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Ant Goes Vegan

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Hey Little Ant | 0 comments

Ant Goes Vegan

“…if the tables were turned, you wouldn’t want to be squished by a giant, would you? So why should humans be mean to animals smaller than us?” —VegBooks Reader VegBooks names Hey, Little Ant “Best Books for 5-Year-Old Vegan & Vegetarian Kids.” “It can create a lot of dialogue focused around compassion.” —VegBooks...

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Reader Composes Song for Claudette Colvin

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 2 comments

Reader Composes Song for Claudette Colvin

Lillian Cook, you astound us.  This song is great gift to Claudette Colvin and to readers of her story.  We cannot tell you how moved we are. This is an original song created as part of the Jeremy Salvner Memorial Music Competition, which is part of the Youngstown State University English Festival, a three-day celebration of reading and writing. This is the 2014 winner in the Junior High division (grades 7-9): Lillian Cook from the Willow Creek Learning Center. “Turn Your Back on Me” was inspired by Phillip Hoose’s book...

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Lord God! A 10th Anniversary Edition

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Race to Save the Lord God Bird | 0 comments

Lord God!  A 10th Anniversary Edition

It have been 10 years since the original publication of the award-winning book, The Race to Save the Lord God Bird.  Much has happened since including… “[Gene] Sparling was puzzled. Why would anyone look for Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in Arkansas? Ivory-bills were birds of Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana—the Deep South. For the first time, now a full week after his sighting, Sparling cracked open his old field guide and discovered that Arkansas was part of the Ivory-bill’s historic range. “That hit me hard,” he recalled. “It was then...

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17,400 Support Rufa Red Knots

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

17,400 Support Rufa Red Knots

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a final decision by November 28, 2014 on the 2013 proposal to list the rufa red knot as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. During more than 130 days of public comment the Service received more than 17,400 comments on the threatened listing proposal! Some writers wrote supportive form letters, while others raised issues with the adequacy of horseshoe crab management, the impacts of wind turbines, the inclusion of interior states in the range, and other topics. The Fish and Wildlife Service...

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Cheering for the Researchers

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 2 comments

Cheering for the Researchers

We loved this review from Reading by Example because she says she found herself “cheering for the researchers.”  Moonbird is not only a love song to B95, but a love song to all those researchers who band, count, wait, fly to, marvel at, and share their knowledge of the rufa red knot.  Let’s all let out a cheer for the researchers! Moonbird is that rare book that entertains as much as it informs. The author chronicles one breeding cycle of a red rufa knot, B95. He is the oldest known shorebird of his species. The challenges...

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Happy Anniversary, Green Earth Book Award

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Conservation & The Nature Conservancy, Hey Little Ant, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

Happy Anniversary, Green Earth Book Award

We congratulate the Green Earth Book Awards on 10 Years of honoring environmental children’s literature and their donation this year of 10,000 environmental books with a message of stewardship to area schools! Phil Hoose was pleased to join the celebrations on two previous years when they honored his books, Hey, Litte Ant and Moonbird. “Being able to deliver engaging material about the environment in such a big way is a perfect representation of our first decade of success,” said Ian Kline, chairman of the board. “We’ve engaged...

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