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Philip M. Hoose

Children's Author

Phillip Hoose is the author of books, essays, stories, songs, and articles, including the National Book Award winning book, Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice.

He is also the author of The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, the story of efforts to preserve the endangered ivory-billed woodpecker; the National Book Award Finalist We Were There Too!: Young People in U.S. History; and a manual for youth activism It’s Our World Too!.

Hoose’s picture book, Hey, Little Ant which began as a song by the same title was co-authored with his daughter Hannah has been published in ten different languages and Teaching Tolerance Magazine called it, "A masterpiece for teaching values and character education.”"

Phillip’s love of sports is reflected in his acclaimed books, Perfect Once Removed: When Baseball Was All the World to Me which was named one of the Top 10 Sports Books of 2007 by Booklist and Hoosiers: the Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana.

A graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Hoose has been a staff member of The Nature Conservancy since 1977, dedicated to finding and protecting habitats of endangered species.

This bio adapted from material on Hoose’s website.

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