Speaking Appearances

Phil Hoose at Peace Fair

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Speaking Appearances | 1 comment

Phil Hoose at Peace Fair

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Even the Moonbird Might See the Earth

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Educators & Librarians, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots, Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

Even the Moonbird Might See the Earth

  Thank you to Ryan in Bloomington, IN for this amazing poem!  Ryan wrote “World” after a school visit from Phillip Hoose featuring the book Moonbird.

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My major weapon is a good narrative

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Educators & Librarians, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots, Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

My major weapon is a good narrative

Thank you to David Snodgress of the Herald-Times for writing about Moonbird and Phillip Hoose’s to Summit Elementary in Indiana. “Students got to know B95, a small bird that has flown the distance it takes to get to the moon and halfway back, when author and Indiana University graduate Phillip Hoose came by Summit Elementary. To tell third-, fourth- and fifth-graders about B95, Hoose shared pictures of the red knot, a shore bird with a speckled back that travels more than 9,000 miles from its breeding grounds in the Arctic to South America each year. He played his guitar, leading...

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An Open Book

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

Recently I visited the Washington Middle School for Girls, in Washington DC. The appearance was arranged through An Open Book Children’s Literacy Foundation, a non-profit organization formed “to improve literacy among disadvantaged children and teens in the greater Washington, D.C. area by giving schools and students books and access to authors and illustrators.”  I was the author to whom the students had access on that day. I presented slides from my book Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice to eighty or so middle-school-age girls.  After my presentation, we had a long and vigorous...

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Phillip Hoose Given Katahdin Award for Lifetime Achievment

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

With the announcement today of the Katahdin Award by the Maine Library Association, Phillip Hoose becomes one of the most honored writers in Maine’s history.  In its announcement of The Katahdin Award, designed to honor an author’s body of work of outstanding merit, the Maine Library Association acknowledged that Phillip Hoose’s books for children, young adults, and adults have “brought the under noticed and overlooked to stunning clarity and inclusion with the power of his storytelling.” Hoose became known nationally when his book, Claudette Colvin: Twice...

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Robert H. Jackson Center

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

Our many thanks to the righteous folks at The Robert H. Jackson Center for keeping the honorable Supreme Justice’s civil rights legacy alive.  The center honored Phillip Hoose’s Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice with  state-wide book donations to schools in New York and an essay contest.  Phil was happy to be on hand to congratulate the essay winners and talk with hundreds of students live in Jamestown, NY and statewide via broadcast. This slideshow requires...

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