Posts Tagged "Phillip Hoose"

“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...

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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...

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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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