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Phillip M. Hoose is a widely acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles, including the National Book Award-winning "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice." He is also the author of the multi-award winning "The Race to Save the Lord God Bird," the National Book Award finalist "We Were There Too!: Young People in U.S. History" and the Christopher Award-winning manual for youth activism "It's Our World Too!" The picture book "Hey, Little Ant," which began as a song by the same title, was co-written with his daughter Hannah and has more than one million copies in print in ten languages. His newest book, “The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), is an inspiring story of young heroes at the beginning of World War II.