Posts Tagged "Phillip Hoose"

Raising Activist Kids

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in It's Our World Too! | 0 comments

Raising Activist Kids

The Washington Post shared, “The Best Books for Raising Activist Kids.” Proud to have It’s Our World, Too! Young People Who Are Making a Difference: How They Do It — How You Can, Too! by Phillip Hoose (FSG) among such amazing children’s literature titles. “As protests and marches continue to sweep the country, parents can use books to help them broach complex topics with their kids. Many kids recently attended protests for the first time and these budding activists often have tough questions. . Here is a list of books that can introduce even the youngest children to...

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Students Protesting National Anthem

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in We Were There Too! | 0 comments

Students Protesting National Anthem

  The following article appeared in the Portland Press Herald… History lesson vindicates students protesting national anthem As Justice Fortas wrote in 1969, children don’t shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse door. By Phillip M. Hoose I write in response to the Sept. 15 Associated Press article “High schoolers joining chorus of anthem protesters” (Page A5) that presented the difficulties that school administrators experience when students make visible social protests during the national anthem. The author mentioned that in 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court had...

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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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Give Claudette Colvin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 3 comments

Give Claudette Colvin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On March 2, 1955, a young African American woman boarded a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., took her seat and, minutes later, refused the driver’s command to surrender it to a white passenger. “It felt like Harriet Tubman was pushing me down on one shoulder and Sojourner Truth was pushing me down on the other shoulder,” she mused many years later. “History had me glued to the seat.” READ MORE in the Washington...

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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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