Boys Who Challenged Hitler

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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All Gratefulness to Maine Libraries

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Knud Pedersen, the subject of  The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and The Churchill Club says in this video that “gratefulness has no distances.”  Indeed, Knud, it does not.  Phil Hoose, FSG and readers owe you much gratefulness for your bravery, for your ingenuity, for your stubbornness and for all the ways you have preserved this incredible story of valor and loyalty.  Thank you. Phillip Hoose, while unable to be in Maine to accept the 2016 Lupine Honor for the book, also proclaims that “gratefulness has no distances.”  He send his thanks to Maine...

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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor 2016

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor 2016

Our heartfelt thanks to Elizabeth C. Overmyer, Gratia Banta, Alan Bern, Alexandra Burns, Nick M. Glass, Eric Gomez, Susan Dove Lempke, Grace W. Ruth and Jennifer R. Sommer of the The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Committee for their hard work and dedication in reviewing 2015’s children’s non-fiction collection for the Sibert.  Non-fiction writers are so lucky to have dedicated professionals like you that see the power of informational books to connect and compel young readers to citizenship. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by...

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Gratefulness Has No Distances: Knud Pedersen Talks About The Boys That Challenged Hitler

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 1 comment

Gratefulness Has No Distances: Knud Pedersen Talks About The Boys That Challenged Hitler

Knud Pedersen, the subject of  The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and The Churchill Club recorded this video in 2014.  In the video, he talks about working with author Phillip Hoose and the publishing team at Farrar Straus Giroux on the development of his story. He says that “gratefulness has no distances.”  Indeed, Knud, it does not.  Phil Hoose, FSG and readers owe you much gratefulness for your bravery, for your ingenuity, for your stubbornness and for all the ways you have preserved this incredible story of valor and loyalty.  Thank you. Transcript: “Two years ago,...

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The Museum is Closed: Knud Pedersen, the Artist

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

The Museum is Closed: Knud Pedersen, the Artist

In Denmark, Nikolaj Kunsthal has launched a retrospective exhibition that tells the story of Knud Pedersen, the subject of the Boys Who Challenged Hitler, as an artist, event maker, resistance fighter, author, and exhibition arranger. “Knud Pedersen, who died last December, was one of a kind on the Danish art scene. The potential of ideas and thoughts and the notion that art should be for everyone were pivotal points to Knud Pedersen. He aimed for the utopian, rejected authorities, and the range of his imagination seemed to know no bounds…”  Read...

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Phillip Hoose at the 2015 National Book Festival

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Phillip Hoose at the 2015 National Book Festival

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