Darlington School is pleased to welcome author Deborah Hopkinson. She is visiting with our Pre-K to 8 students on Thursday, April 26 for the entire day so that they can learn about the magic of history and writing.
Deborah Hopkinson is the author of 50 books for young readers including picture books, middle-grade fiction, and nonfiction. At schools and conferences, she helps bring history and research alive. Her work is well-suited for
Deborah's recent nonfiction include "DIVE! WWII Stories of Sailors and Submarines in the Pacific" named an Oregon Spirit Award Honor Book. "Courage & Defiance, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark" won a 2017 Oregon Book Award, and "Titanic: Voices from the Disaster" was a Robert F. Sibert Award honor book and YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction finalist.
Deborah’s picture books include "Sky Boys", "How They Built the Empire State Building" (a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book), and "Apples to Oregon". "Follow the Moon Home" won the Green Earth Book Award, while "Steamboat School" was named the winner of a Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Deborah's middle-grade novel, "A Bandit's Tale" was a recommended title for the Charlotte Huck Award. "The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London", "The Blue Death", and "A Boy Called Eel" won the OCTE Oregon Spirit Award.
Deborah received a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She lives near Portland, OR.
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