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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.

My new books in 2018 include ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY JANE AUSTEN, D-DAY: The Invasion that Changed History, WHAT IS THE WOMEN's RIGHTS MOVEMENT? and UNDER THE BODHI TREE. Forthcoming in Spring 2019 is HOW I BECAME A SPY, a middle grade spy novel set in WWII.

Recent awards for picture books include the Jane Addams Peace Association Award for STEAMBOAT SCHOOL, the 2017 Green Earth Book Award and Santa Monica Public Library Green Prize for Sustainable Literature for FOLLOW THE MOON HOME.

My nonfiction includes TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER, a 2013 Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist. COUR
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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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A Letter to My Teacher by Deborah Hopkinson
"As a teacher, I loved this book. It made me tear up even.
It's not so much a children's book, but a gift for a special teacher.

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Title: Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen – The Story of six Novels, three Notebooks, a Writing Box and one clever Girl
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Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson
"This lovely picture book biography tells the story of one of the most famous writers of the nineteenth century. Jane Austen’s books have long been among my favorites, mainly because her writing style was so authentic and approachable. This book al..." Read more of this review »
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"My mom always amazed me with her love for Jane Austen and so, sooner or later, I fell in love with her books too.

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“The events of the Titanic disaster can be seen as a symbol of what happens through overconfidence in technology, complacence, and a mindset of profits over people's safety.”
Deborah Hopkinson, Titanic: Voices From the Disaster

“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.”
Deborah Hopkinson, Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924

“Then how about this: Remember Austin Gollaher, because what we do matters, even if we don't end up in history books.”
Deborah Hopkinson, Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale

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