Author Phillip Hoose will give a presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Gardiner Area High School’s Little Theater, according to a news release from Debra Butterfield, teacher-library, Gardiner Regional Middle School’s The Arthur R. Warren Library.

Hoose is a National Book Award winner, Newbery Honor Book winner, Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and the YALSA-ALA Finalist for Excellence in Young Adult Non-Fiction, according to the release. He also was honored at the Maine State Library Reading Round-Up Conference with a Lupine Honor Award for his book, “The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.”

Hoose has responded to questions by youth about their place in history. He has identified young adults who have had a pivotal role in history, done extensive research and written books to bring these stories to life. His writing can help students see that they can be agents of change and help shape history. Through the powerful examples he provides, students can realize the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen of the United States and of the world, according to the release.

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