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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 Zoom with students all over the world and also critique picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade novels.

NEW in 2022! The Deadliest Hurricanes Then and Now; The Deadliest Fires Then and Now, and ONLY ONE, illus by Chuck Groenink.

COMING in 2023: RACE AGAINST DEATH: The Greatest POW Rescue of WWII; HAPPY EARTH DAY.

Recent Honors:
WE MUST NOT FORGET: Finalist for the SCBWI Golden Kite for nonfiction text for older readers; Finalist, Oregon Book Award.



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Deborah Hopkinson I have a boring life compared to the characters in my next novel, The Neptune Cipher!
Deborah Hopkinson That is a fun one. I think I'd have to say Colonel Brandon and Marianne Dashwood in Sense snd Sensibility. Perhaps because I am such a fan of the late…moreThat is a fun one. I think I'd have to say Colonel Brandon and Marianne Dashwood in Sense snd Sensibility. Perhaps because I am such a fan of the late Alan Rickman!(less)
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I don't really have time to blog. During the pandemic I've written three books in the DEADLIEST series: Deadliest Diseases Then and Now, Deadliest Hurricanes Then and Now, and Deadliest Fires Then and Now, and am working on some other things too.

I guess most of what I want to say is on the page anyhow.
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Race Against Death by Deborah Hopkinson
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Race Against Death is about the greatest POW rescue of World War II. It roughly covers the war in the Pacific, and specifically the Bataan Death March and the POW camps. The main protagonist of the story is James Henry "Hank" Read more of this review »
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"A sure addition to Arbor Day and Earth Day displays and celebrations...and perfect for reading any day of the year for an introductory explanation of our world. Elementary school nonfiction collections need this book."
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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

“At Harvard, so the story goes, one of Carter's professors said that Black people had no history.

Carter remembered his father's pride, his mother's courage, and Oliver's determination to learn. He remembered reading the newspaper.

Carter spoke up. "No people lacked a history," he said. The professor challenged Carter to prove him wrong.

For the rest of his life, Carter did just that.”
Deborah Hopkinson, Carter Reads the Newspaper

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