Posts Tagged "Phillip Hoose"

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 energizing a passive nation. Grainy archival photos personalize the past, but the power in this slice-of-history lies in its inspiring story and inspired storytelling. Bottom line: Kids can be heroes, too.” —The San Francisco...

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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 Conference Center, Northport ME November 4, 2015 Brown Bag Author Lunch Series Portland Public Library Portland, ME...

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“The Boys” on NBC

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

“The Boys” on NBC

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“Boys” Win Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Boys” Win Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and The Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose is a Nonfiction Honor Winner of the 2015 BOSTON GLOBE–HORN BOOK 
AWARD! Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, and Rebecca Stead, the 2010 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction Award winner for When You Reach Me, announced the 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners on May 27, 2015. Celebrating their 49th year, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. A Winner and two Honor Books were selected in each of three categories: Picture Book, Fiction, and Nonfiction. “The BHGB’s odd calendar (last half of previous year, first half of this) and small (three) panel of judges tend to bring unexpected choices to the fore, but what makes this award really stand out is its deceptively simple criterion: the judges are instructed to reward ‘excellence,’ no more, no less. Not as easy as it might sound!” says Roger Sutton. “The Boston Globe is proud to once again present The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards — one of the many ways the Globe promotes excellence in the arts and letters nationally. We congratulate this year’s winning authors for their exemplary work in the field of children’s and young adult literature. It is our hope that their books will spark curiosity and creativity in generation upon generation of young people,” said Linda Pizzuti Henry, Boston Globe Managing Director. The awards will be given at the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 2nd, 2015, at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. The event begins with speeches by the awardees, followed by an autographing session and a celebratory evening reception. The following day, Saturday, October 3rd, The Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium features the award winners and honorees in talks, panel discussions, and small-group sessions, offering librarians, educators, and children’s literature professionals a chance to examine critical issues relevant to children’s and young adult literature. The theme of this year’s Colloquium is “Transformations.” More information on The Horn Book at Simmons – including early-bird pricing – can be found at...

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Risked All and Lost Much

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Risked All and Lost Much

The Wall Street Journal opens a review of The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose by contrasting the nonfiction story to popular dystopian literature for teens… “Dystopian fiction abounds with defiant adolescents who dare to resist tyranny and seek to spark insurrection when all around them, even the adults, have been cowed. Noble as such heroes may be, in the end their exploits are only words on a page. It was not so for the intrepid Danish schoolboys who engaged in a campaign of sabotage against their Nazi occupiers in 1941 and 1942. These teenagers risked all—and lost much…”  Read More —Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street...

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