Posts Tagged "Phillip Hoose"

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...

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The Morality of Boy Saboteurs

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

The Morality of Boy Saboteurs

“If ever a story raised questions about moral behavior, this is it. Was it right to steal guns belonging to Nazi soldiers? Was it right to destroy cars and buildings used by Nazi occupiers? These kids ended up in jail. They suffered terribly. Yet, their actions sparked a larger resistance effort in Denmark.  If ever a book narrated history focused on the actions of kids, this is it.” —The Uncommon Corps: Champions of Nonfiction Literature for Children and Young Adults The Uncommon Corps: Champions of Nonfiction Literature for Children and Young Adults raised these questions in...

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Teachers Guide to Boys Who Challenged…

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler, Educators & Librarians | 0 comments

Teachers Guide to Boys Who Challenged…

Phillip Hoose dedicates his book to “young people everywhere who find the courage to make up their own minds.” Keeping in mind this quotation and the cover of the book, imagine how the members of the Churchill Club may have used courage in their struggles.  Big thanks to the School & Library folks at Macmillan Children’s Book Publishing Group for the Teacher’s Guide & Discussion Questions for The Boys Who Challenged Hitler. What questions do YOU...

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Churchill Club Earns 3 Stars

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Churchill Club Earns 3 Stars

★ “…Their story is one of bravery in the face of constant danger and of increasingly meaningful acts of sabotage, including stealing weapons and destroying important German assets. How long, the reader wonders, will they be able to elude capture? That question and others are answered in this tale of remarkable bravery and determination. Told in both the author’s voice and that of Knud Pedersen himself (the latter culled from 25 hours of interviews and nearly 1,000 e-mail exchanges), this has a compelling immediacy that is enhanced by a generous collection of black-and-white...

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Before Rosa Parks: Colvin & Hoose on NPR

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

Before Rosa Parks: Colvin & Hoose on NPR

“History had me glued to the seat.” —Claudette Colvin Listen to this beautiful piece produced by Sarah Kate Kramer of Radio Diaries and broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered in honor of the 60th anniversary of Claudette Colvin’s refusal to give up her seat in Montgomery, AL. Phillip Hoose, the author of Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice joins the indomitable Claudette Colvin....

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