Phillip M. Hoose





Phillip M. Hoose


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May 31, 1947

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Phillip Hoose is the widely-acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs, and articles, including the National Book Award winning book, Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice.

He is also the author of the multi-award winning title, The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, the National Book Award Finalist We Were There Too!: Young People in U.S. History, and the Christopher Award-winning manual for youth activism It's Our World Too!.

The picture book, Hey, Little Ant which began as a song by the same title was co-authored with his daughter Hannah. The book is beloved around the world with over one million copies in print in ten different languages. Teaching Tolerance Magazine called it, "A masterpiece for teaching values and character educati
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Average rating: 4.01 · 7,356 ratings · 1,563 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Claudette Colvin: Twice Tow...

4.02 avg rating — 3,794 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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Moonbird: A Year on the Win...

3.89 avg rating — 1,345 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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The Boys Who Challenged Hit...

4.09 avg rating — 1,064 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Hey, Little Ant

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4.03 avg rating — 657 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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The Race to Save the Lord G...

4.05 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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We Were There, Too!: Young ...

4.24 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Perfect, Once Removed: When...

3.55 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Hoosiers: The Fabulous Bask...

3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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It's Our World, Too!: Young...

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Necessities: Racial Barrier...

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1989
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“We were supposed to be an English literature class, but Miss Nesbitt used literature to teach real life. She said she didn't have time to teach us like a regular English teacher--we were too far behind. Instead, she taught us the world through literature.”
Phillip M. Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

“I knew then and I know now that, when it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, "This is not right.

—Claudette Colvin”
Phillip M. Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

“Each species with which we share the earth is a success story. Each of our cohabitants has evolved an ingenious set of life strategies, and made them work. To live on an earth without fascinating, often beautiful creatures would be to live on a lesser earth. The trick is not to let them slip away, but to understand and help them on their terms.”
Phillip M. Hoose, Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

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