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Deborah Hopkinson

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I write picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade fiction. I love history and visiting schools to talk to young readers.

TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER was named a 2013 Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist. Annie and Helen was a finalist for a 2013 Oregon Book Award.

My most recent books are KNIT YOUR BIT, a World War I story, a historical fiction picture book set in 1918, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and THE GREAT TROUBLE, A MYSTERY OF LONDON, the BLUE DEATH and A BOY CALLED EEL, a middle grade novel which was named a Notable Trade Book in the Social Studies, a Junior Library Guild Selection, CCBC Choices, and SLJ Best Books of 2013.

THE GREAT TROUBLE celebrates the discovery by John Sn...more


When I first was inspired to write The Great Trouble, about Dr. John Snow and the London cholera epidemic of 1854, I fell into the same trap many of the elementary students I speak to at author visits do.

I thought of it as an inspiring story of perseverence and achievement -- and something in the past.

But now each day brings report of new outbreaks. The latest is in Mexico, probably stemming... Read more of this blog post »
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“And what did Maurice buy when he first got paid? A Russian-English dictionary! Maurice bought a novel and began to try to read it. Each time he saw a word he didn't know, he copied it on a piece of paper. After he finished each page, he looked up the words he didn't know in his new dictionary, then read the page again until he could understand it.
Maurice did this, page by page, until he finished the book. It was slow going, but he didn't give up. 'Every day more of the strange sounds took on meaning as words arranged themselves into sentences.”
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