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Phillip Hoose

Biography

Phillip Hoose

Phillip Hoose is an award-winning author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles. Although he first wrote for adults, he turned his attention to children and young adults in part to keep up with his own daughters. His book CLAUDETTE COLVIN won a National Book Award and was dubbed a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. He is also the author of HEY, LITTLE ANT co-authored by his daughter, Hannah, IT'S OUR WORLD, TOO!, THE RACE TO SAVE THE LORD GOD BIRD, WE WERE THERE, TOO!, a National Book Award finalist. He has received a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, a Christopher Award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, among numerous honors. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, and grew up in the towns of South Bend, Angola and Speedway, Indiana. He was educated at Indiana University and the Yale School of Forestry. He lives in Portland, Maine.

Phillip Hoose

Books by Phillip Hoose

by Phillip Hoose - History, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Social Issues, Sports, Young Adult 12+

By winning the state high school basketball championship in 1955, 10 teens from an Indianapolis school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in the state shattered the myth of their inferiority. Anchored by the astonishing Oscar Robertson, a future college and NBA star, the Crispus Attucks Tigers went down in history as the first state champions from Indianapolis and the first all-black team in U.S. history to win a racially open championship tournament. From native Hoosier and award-winning author Phillip Hoose comes this true story of a team up against impossible odds.

by Phillip Hoose - History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, 15-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys arrested. Nevertheless, the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance.

by Phillip Hoose - Nonfiction, Young Adult 10+

National Book Award–winning author Phillip Hoose takes us around the hemisphere with the world’s most celebrated shorebird, showing the obstacles rufa red knots face, introducing a worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to save them, and offering insights about what we can do to help shorebirds before it’s too late. With inspiring prose, thorough research, and stirring images, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through the triumph of a single bird.