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  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club | Phillip Hoose

    The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated By Phillip Hoose, Michael Braun
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    At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, 15-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.

    Lorraine says: "What courage and determination..."
  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | Phillip Hoose

    Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated By Channie Waites
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    On March 2, 1955, a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Mont-gomery, Alabama. Shouting "It's my constitutional right!" as police dragged her off to jail, Claudette Colvin decided she'd had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young child.

    Talia says: "The funny yet touching story of women leders!"
  • Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 | Phillip Hoose

    Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated By Phillip Hoose
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    Meet rufa red knot B95. Scientists call him the Moonbird because, in the course of his astoundingly long lifetime, this robin-sized shorebird has flown the distance to the moon - and halfway back! Each February he joins a flock that lifts off from Tierra del Fuego, headed for breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic, 9,000 miles away. Late in the summer, he begins the return journey. B95 can fly for days, but eventually he must descend to refuel and rest. However, recent changes at stopover sites along his migratory circuit - changes caused mostly by human activity - have reduced the food available and made it harder for the birds to reach.

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