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Deborah Hopkinson

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I write nonfiction and historical fiction about ordinary and extraordinary people of the past, women's history, and environmental and social justice issues. I also speak to students with #ZOOMINGINTOHISTORY presentations.

I'm available for critiques of picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade novels.

New books in 2021: WE MUST NOT FORGET: HOLOCAUST STORIES OF SURVIVAL and RESISTANCE, THE DEADLIEST DISEASES THEN AND NOW, THE STORY OF A STORY, illus by Hadley Hooper, and MY LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK ABOUT DOLLY PARTON.

Recent Awards:
BUTTERFLIES BELONG HERE won the 2021 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award and is an OR Book Award finalist. WE HAD TO BE BRAVE is also an Oregon Book Award finalist.



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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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We Must Not Forget by Deborah Hopkinson
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Hopkinson knows her way around a nonfiction book, and her familiarity and depth of research on various topics surrounding WWII are clearly evident in this latest title. (See her Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Sa" Read more of this review »
Thanks to Frances Perkins by Deborah Hopkinson
"Frances Perkins made a difference.

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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“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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