Phillip Hoose, The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phillip Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes.

Phillip Hoose is the widely acclaimed author of the National Book Award winner Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, which is also a Newbery Honor Book, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, a YALSA Finalist for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. His other books include The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, and We Were There, Too!, a National Book Award Finalist. Mr. Hoose has worked as a conservationist for the Nature Conservancy since 1977. He lives in Maine.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9780374300227
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - May 12th, 2015