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ERIC Number: EJ877059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
The Greatest Story Never Told: An Interview with National Book Award Winner Phillip Hoose
Aronson, Marc
School Library Journal, v56 n1 p30-33 Jan 2010
This article presents an interview with Phillip Hoose, National Book Award winner for young people's literature for his book "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice," a true story of a teen who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Hoose is no stranger to the world of literary honors. His "We Were There, Too! Young People in U.S. History" was a contender for the 2001 National Book Award while "The Race to Save the Lord God Bird" nabbed the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award as the best nonfiction book of 2005. He was the first nonfiction author to win the young reader's National Book Award. As a writer, he shares that nonfiction and fiction writing are the same. They have the same tools as writers and the same challenge. Today, he is working on another book with Melanie Kroupa for FSG, a YA book. Through his new book, he wants to rope readers into caring and for kids to be deeply involved with their families.
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Language: English
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