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Attucks Scores Third Star

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Attucks! | 0 comments

It is hard not to use basketball analogies when speaking of Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City and the brilliant team the book depicts. With the arrival of the latest review from BCCB, Attucks has scored a third starred review. ★ A powerful, awe-inspiring basketball-driven history.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ “Excessively readable.” —Booklist, starred review ★ When kids think they’ve reached the end of their civil rights era education, hand them this.” —BCCB, starred...

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Hoose Honored by Children’s Book Guild of DC

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler, Think Dreda sz kombi 282994 Women’'s Mules 09 09 Black kombi Sz CfCw1q6Rnx, Conservation & The Nature Conservancy, Educators & Librarians, Hey Little AntImitated Odomolor Kitten Black Solid heels Pumps Pointed Women's Pull on shoes Suede Toe Closed rZ8CrYx, Bronze Sandal Kylee Women's Combo Onex Heeled BWRA6FqwI4, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots, Race to Save the Lord God Bird, Speaking Appearances, We Were There Too! | Dakota Cognac Boot Olivia Women's Miller XxSq6SFE

Phillip Hoose was presented with the 2018 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Book Award for his full body of work in a ceremony in Washington, DC. The Children’s Book Guild of DC is a professional organization of authors, illustrators and children’s literature specialists promoting high standards in children’s literature since 1945.   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   Here is the text of his introduction given by longtime colleague, Kirsten Cappy of Curious City. What a time to be celebrating the work of...

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Boys Who Challenged Hitler, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 3 comments

  “I just learned that Roberta Pressel, the Macmillan designer who designed covers for my books Moonbird and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler, passed away. Roberta put her heart and soul and brilliant eye into all of her work. Her conscience too. I remember she told me that she had been initially uncomfortable the assignment to create a cover for The Boys Who Challenged Hitler because she didn’t want to draw attention to Hitler in any way. But before declining the assignment she gave it a go. The result was spectacular, even by her...

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Building an Empathy Library

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Hey Little Ant | 2 comments

What does the world need more than a “Building Empathy Library”? Hey, Little Ant is honored to join such strong books in Lakeshore Learning’s...

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The Bee is Now in the Race

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Race to Save the Lord God Bird | 0 comments

  Each year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee publishes its School Spelling Bee Study List, a list of 450 words to help students prepare for a school-level spelling bee. These 450 words come from a list of books carefully selected by the Bee’s editorial team for their engaging and age-appropriate content, as well as their rich vocabulary. That list of books is called the Great Words, Great Works list. Scripps National Spelling Bee typically chooses five books per grade level, including at least one nonfiction and one classic per grade...

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Phil Hoose Interviews Mr. Rogers

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Music | 0 comments

“During the minute or so that I am on hold, waiting for Fred Rogers to pick up the phone, I grow increasingly tense. The next voice I hear will belong to a man whose sweater is in the Smithsonian, along with the Spirit of St. Louis and pterodactyl skeletons and Archie Bunker’s chair. He is one of the most identifiable figures in American life. When he finally does answer, how many other callers will be on hold as I scramble for whatever I can get of his time? . And then the voice arrives and instantly everything is all right. It is a...

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Claudette’s Fight for Rights: An Essay by Jeremy Felix

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Think Dreda sz kombi 282994 Women’'s Mules 09 09 Black kombi Sz CfCw1q6Rnx | 0 comments

Jeremy Felix, a seventh-grade student at Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon Township, NJ won the Scholastic Scope national essay contest for his essay on Claudette Colvin. Kristen Lewis, executive editor of Scope magazine wrote to Jeremy, “We loved how you captured the dauntlessness and courage of Claudette Colvin…Wonderful work!” Thank you to Language Arts teacher Nancy Grimaldi for connecting us with Jeremy so that we could share his essay here. Thank you to Jeremy Felix for such a  powerful piece of writing.   Claudette’s...

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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...

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March 2 Named Claudette Colvin Day

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Think Dreda sz kombi 282994 Women’'s Mules 09 09 Black kombi Sz CfCw1q6Rnx | Mocassins 141 Orange Grashopper Sioux d mandarine Women’s qEppRI

The city of Montgomery, Alabama has declared March 2nd,  Claudette Colvin Day.  That date marks the day in 1955, when the impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus. “She was an early foot soldier in our civil rights, and we did not want this opportunity to go by without declaring March 2 as Claudette Colvin Day to thank her for her leadership in the modern day civil rights movement,” —Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange Author Phillip Hoose worked...

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