Posts by kirstencappy

Students Protesting National Anthem

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in We Were There Too! | 0 comments

Students Protesting National Anthem

  The following article appeared in the Portland Press Herald… History lesson vindicates students protesting national anthem As Justice Fortas wrote in 1969, children don’t shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door. By Phillip M. Hoose I write in response to the Sept. 15 Associated Press article “High schoolers joining chorus of anthem protesters” (Page A5) that presented the difficulties that school administrators experience when students make visible social protests during the national anthem. The author mentioned that in 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court had...

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Horn Book Summer Reading

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Horn Book Summer Reading

Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? Horn Book just released their summer reading list.  The list includes Phillip Hoose’s The Boys Who Challenged Hitler. “Hoose brilliantly shows how the astonishing bravery of ordinary Danish teens started something extraordinary.” —Horn...

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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, he’s probably in Tierra del Fuego now, and with...

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