Susan Hood
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Susan Hood

Super excited about my newest book THE LAST STRAW: Kids vs. Plastics, with art by Christiane Engel, coming in 2021. Kid-friendly art, read-aloud poems, and up-to-date STEM info (vetted by the Chief Scientist of Ocean Conservancy) sound the alarm about the perils of plastic pollution and celebrate kid activists around the world. Thrilled that Dr. Jane Goodall has endorsed the book saying, "I encourage everyone to read this book." (Includes a timeline, practical tips, websites, videos, and further resources.) Available for pre-order now! Remember the story of the boys' soccer team trapped in the cave in Thailand in the summer of 2018? Proud to have co-authored TITAN AND THE WILD BOARS: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer team with Thai journalist Pathana Sornhiran, who was reporting on-site as the story unfolded. Focusing on the youngest team member Titan, this nonfiction picture book for grades 1-6 tells the true story that held the world breathless. Beautifully illustrated by Dow Phumiruk, the book includes a timeline, fascinating facts, quotes, and an interview with two of the divers who swam the boys to safety. My first middle grade novel—LIFEBOAT 12—is based on a true World War II story I discovered in the childhood letters of my British mother-in-law. I was delighted to find that the hero of the story—Ken Sparks—was still alive and traveled to Britain to interview him. Nominated for several state awards, the book is now available as an audiobook too! For more information, check my website: susanhoodbooks.com.

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