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Deborah Hopkinson

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I write picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade fiction. I love history and talking with young readers. In 2020-21 I am launching #ZoomingIntoHistory with Deborah Hopkinson!

My new books in 2020 are MINDFUL DAY, WE HAD TO BE BRAVE, THANKS to FRANCES PERKINS, and BUTTERFLIES BELONG HERE.

ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY JANE was a 2019 Oregon Book Award finalist and both HOW I BECAME a SPY and CARTER READS THE NEWSPAPER are finalists in 2020. I received the Jane Addams Peace Association Award for STEAMBOAT SCHOOL and the 2017 Green Earth Book Award for FOLLOW THE MOON HOME.

My nonfiction includes D-DAY: THE WORLD WAR II INVASION THAT CHANGED HISTORY, TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER, a 2013 Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 YALSA Excellence in Nonficti
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Things of the past

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.

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She witnessed the tragic fire at the Triangle Waist Company building where 146 people, mostly teenage girls, died. She attended a memorial gathering where Rose Schneiderman urged workers to work together for better w" Read more of this review »
We Had to Be Brave by Deborah Hopkinson
"Once again Deborah Hopkinson has outdone herself. She is truly a master storyteller. Very thankful there are authors like her beefing up the children/teen nonfiction selections.

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"This is a profound book, and will be incorporated in our family's Homeschool curriculum. I finished it in barely over a day because I could not put it down! As a mother, I can only imagine the heartwrenching decision to send your child alone, to a fo" Read more of this review »
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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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