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Phillip M. Hoose
Mr. 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 children's book, "Hey, Little Ant" (Tricycle Press, 1998), inspired by his... show more



Mr. 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 children's book, "Hey, Little Ant" (Tricycle Press, 1998), inspired by his daughter Ruby and co-authored by his daughter Hannah, received a Jane Addams Children's Book Award.His "It's Our World, Too! Stories of Young People Who Are Making a Difference" (Little, Brown, 1993) won a Christopher Award for "artistic excellence in books affirming the highest values of the human spirit." His most recent book, "The Race to Save the Lord God Bird" (Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2004) received the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and was named a Top Ten American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults among many additional honors. "We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History" (Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001) was a finalist for the National Book Award. In addition, it was dubbed a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and an International Reading Association Teacher's Choice.PHILLIP HOOSE 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.

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Olivia Kadylak
Olivia Kadylak rated it 6 months ago
This book is a true story about a woman named Claudette Colvin. She was the first black woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus, even before Rosa Parks! Claudette was a civil rights activist who stood up to segregation at just 15 years old.
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 4 years ago
I was disappointed when I missed week 9 of AudioBook SYNC this summer. But my local library had a copy of Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, which was one of the two selections. Now, I'm glad that I missed the download and read the hard copy since the photographs were such an integral and cap...
Literary Ames
Literary Ames rated it 4 years ago
Rosa Parks was not the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus for a white person. I know, I didn’t know this either. It’s not our fault. Claudette Colvin had done the same nine months before. She was not considered by African American civil rights leaders to be a suitable symbol for the ...
popsiclesinbed
popsiclesinbed rated it 6 years ago
B95 is amazing!
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 6 years ago
Another difficult review to write, because this book is a genre-breaker. Like Helfer's book about the lion, this one is really a biography but it's about an animal rather than a person. Hoose dedicates the careful attention to this individual bird we would expect from a biographer. At the same time,...
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