Hoose, Phillip (1947 - )

Genre: Children's Literature, Non-Fiction, Young Adult

Phil Hoose (pronounced "hose") was born in South Bend, Indiana and grew up in nearby towns. He attended Indiana University and the Yale School of Forestry. He and his family live in Portland, Maine, where Hoose has worked for the Nature Conservancy for over two decades. The Hoose family performed for several years throughout New England as The Hoose Family Band. Their original music was featured on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition.

Hoose is a founder and director of the Children's Music Network, established in 1986 as a resource for parents, educators, and performers of music by and for children.

Selected Bibliography

Books for Adults

  • Necessities: Racial Barriers in American Sports (1989)
  • Hoosiers: The Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana (1995)
  • The Race to Save the Lord God Bird (2004)
  • Perfect Once Removed: When Baseball Was All the World to Me (2006)
  • Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 (2012)

Books for Children and Teens

  • It's Our World Too! Stories of Young People Who Are Making a Difference (1993) A Lupine honor book, an American Library Association Notable Book, and winner of the 1993 Christopher Award
  • Hey, Little Ant (1998)
  • We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History (2001)
  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (2009) winner National Book Award, Newbery Honor Book

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