Phillip Hoose is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and school presenter. He has also been featured at statewide book festivals, conferences, writing seminars, songwriting workshops for children, and musical performances.
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What kids have to say about Phil:
“He’s not like most writers that come in their best outfits. He came to Walton Middle School like a regular person. We enjoyed him a lot. He told us things that I never knew existed. My friend and I could tell that he really likes his job and he is not afraid to speak his mind. He is a great speaker. We all really enjoyed him a lot and we hope he will come again.”–De’Cara, 8th grade
“He is really great! Instead of going on and on like a textbook, he really got me into the kids from history. He even sang with us, and let us as all the questions we wanted.” — Lauren, 6th grade, Charlotteville Virginia.
What professionals have to say about Phil:
“Phillip Hoose showed students what can happen when you follow your passion. Students were so engaged during the school assembly you could have heard a pin drop. He made real for students that young people have a place in history. After talking with him, one student shared that he is not a writer and doesn’t like to write. He told Phillip that he has a lot of stories in his head about his hunting experiences that he is now inspired to write.” —Debra Butterfield, Teacher-Librarian, MSAD #11, Gardiner, ME
“Thank-you for the excellent presentations—so thought provoking and real. Thanks for answering student questions so straightforwardly and calmly as well—teachers really appreciated that.” –Nancy Keifer, Librarian, University Child Development School, Seattle
Phil Speaking to Teens About Claudette Colvin: