Posts Tagged "Phillip Hoose"

Gratefulness Has No Distances: Knud Pedersen Talks About The Boys That Challenged Hitler

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

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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Phillip Hoose at the 2015 National Book Festival

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler | 0 comments

Phillip Hoose at the 2015 National Book Festival

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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 of Denmark’s Nazi occupiers, set out to sabotage...

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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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