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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Author Phillip Hoose’s 2015 BGHB NF Honor Speech

In recent years I’ve endeavored to give young readers real-life protagonists their own age. I want my readers to ask themselves, “What would I have done?” I believe that teens experience sharper pangs of injustice than adults, and a greater determination to do something about it. Some, such as Claudette...
      

Three nonfiction books

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        Bomb: the Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve SheinkinClaudette Colvin by Phillip HooseMarching For Freedom by Elizabeth PartridgeAcclaimed author Jean Fritz, innovator in children’s nonfiction (and biography in particular), has said: “Children don’t need a perfect picture. They need to...
      

Review of Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

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Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with 
the Great Survivor B95by Phillip HooseIntermediate, Middle School, High SchoolFarrar    
148 pp.    7/12    978-0-374-30468-3    $21.99He’s called “Moonbird” because, over a lifespan of twenty years, he’s flown some 325,000 miles, the distance to the moon and almost halfway back. This robin-sized red knot (subspecies...
      

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird: Phillip Hoose’s 2005 BGHB Nonfiction Award Speech

I'd like to tell you how and why I came to choose the Ivory-billed Woodpecker as the subject for a work of nonfiction. I did it to unite my two careers with one project: I am both an author and a conservationist (next week I will begin my twenty-ninth year...
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