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NYT: Pulp-fiction Tale of Juvenile Swashbuckling

Posted by on Sep 13, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 1 comment

NYT: Pulp-fiction Tale of Juvenile Swashbuckling

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and The Churchill Club was reviewed in the 9/13/15 edition of The New York Times Book Review by fellow National Book Award-winning author M.T. Anderson. “Heroism is not in fashion right now. We prefer our heroes smudged and compromised; it’s more comforting, less demanding…The heroism in Phillip Hoose’s “The Boys Who Challenged Hitler” reads almost like a pulp-fiction tale of juvenile swashbuckling. Two groups of teenage Danes, outraged at their government’s compliance with the demands...

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NEH Nonfiction Favorites

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, We Were There Too! | 0 comments

NEH Nonfiction Favorites

National Endowment for the Humanities compiled a list of “Nonfiction Favorites” or the Nonfiction Booklist for Young Readers.  We are proud to find both Claudette Colvin and We Were There, Too! on their fine...

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SLJ: History Anything But Fusty

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

SLJ: History Anything But Fusty

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler (FSG) was declared to be “engaging and authoritative” and not “fusty” history in an article in School Library Journal along with the terrific reads, Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army (FSG) and Doreen Rappaport’s Beyond Courage (Candlewick).  Read the...

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Book Trailer for “The Boys”

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Book Trailer for “The Boys”

Our thanks to… Produced by Curious City Video Production by James Bailey Sound Production by Mind’s Eye Production Music Licensed by Mind’s Eye Production Voice by William Dufris

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When Do You Stand Up?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

When Do You Stand Up?

At Phil Hoose’s recent appearance at Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary and Garden Arts to present The Boys Who Challenged Hitler, we loved these opening remarks from Anne Whaling, the store’s children’s book buyer. “It’s an incredible story of a small group of Danish middle-school boys who took bold action to protest the Nazi occupation of their country, at a time when their parents, teachers, and civic leaders were unwilling to resist. The book raises lots of thought-provoking questions, as the best books always do: When do you...

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Voice Rings with Passion for a Just Cause

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Voice Rings with Passion for a Just Cause

The San Francisco Chronicle paid wonderful tribute to Knud Pedersen, the subject of Phillip Hoose’s book The Boys Who Challenged Hitler in their recent review: “Now in his 80s, Pederson’s voice still rings with passion for a just cause. He recaptures a sense of urgency, describing the Churchill Club and its three departments: propaganda, technical and sabotage. Its exploits are brave and brazen — cutting phone lines, burning military trucks and capturing weapons. Eventually there are arrests, but the club is later credited with...

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Phil Hoose Appearances 2015

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

Phil Hoose Appearances 2015

Author Phillip Hoose has been invited to talk about The Boys Who Challenged Hitler all over this country this year.  If you would like to hear abut the Danish boy saboteurs from the author himself, we hope to see you on… August 21, 20015 @ 7:30 PM Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary and Garden Arts 2904 College Ave, Berkeley, CA September 5, 2015 National Book Festival Washington Convention Center Washington DC October 23, 2015 Keynote Speaker Annual convention of Maine Association for Middle Level Education Point Lookout Resort and...

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The Courage of Knud and Jens

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 1 comment

The Courage of Knud and Jens

  “But this narrative is far more than a rousing real-life adventure tale. Ultimately, “The Boys Who Challenged Hitler” will stir readers to ask themselves whether they would have had the courage of Knud and Jens – two teenagers who risked everything to stand up to a real and extremely dangerous enemy.” —Christian Science Monitor Read the full...

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