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    • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

    • Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
    • By: Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated by: Phillip Hoose, Michael Braun
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What courage and determination...

    • By Lorraine on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Claudette Colvin

    • Twice Toward Justice
    • By: Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The funny yet touching story of women leders!

    • By Talia on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Attucks!

    • Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City
    • By: Phillip M. Hoose
    • Narrated by: Brad Sanders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Attucks! is the true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indiana, masterfully told by National Book Award-winner Phil Hoose. Anchored by the astonishing Oscar Robertson, a future college and NBA star, the Crispus Attucks Tigers went down in history as the first state champions from Indianapolis and the first all-black team in US history to win a racially open championship tournament - an integration they had forced with their on-court prowess.   

    • Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City
    • By: Phillip M. Hoose
    • Narrated by: Brad Sanders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 10-23-18
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    Regular price: $20.29

    • Moonbird

    • A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
    • By: Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated by: Phillip Hoose
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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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.

    • A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
    • By: Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated by: Phillip Hoose
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 01-16-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99