Courage & Defiance

Award-winning Author, Deborah Hopkinson,
Celebrates Book Launch with Blog Tour

Courage & Defiance Book Launched with Internet Blog Tour

Portland, Ore.—August 25, 2015— Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson is celebrating the release of her new nonfiction book, Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs and Survivors in WWII Denmark, with a blog tour September 4-25, 2015. Blog tours allow authors/illustrators, students, educators and book lovers to connect “virtually” through interviews on websites, podcasts, blog sites and on-line radio shows. 
“The Danish resistance was very much a unique, grass-roots effort. It’s an incredible story of ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things, including acts of sabotage and the rescue of more than 7,000 Danish Jews,” said Hopkinson, of this first of three nonfiction titles about World War II for upper elementary and middle school readers. “I think young readers today can relate to making difficult personal choices and I hope this little-known story inspires them to learn more about the past.”
About the Author – Deborah Hopkinson
DEBORAH HOPKINSON has written more than 40 books for young readers. She is the author of the middle-grade novel The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel, an Oregon Book Award finalist and winner of the Oregon Council of Teachers of English Oregon Spirit Award which is part of the 2015-16 Oregon Battle of the Books and Oregon Readers’ Choice award programs. Her most recent work of nonfiction, Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, won an American Library Association 2013 Sibert Honor award.
Her picture books include Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, and the ALA Notable Book Apples to Oregon. In February she will publish Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig. In addition to writing, Hopkinson visits elementary and middle schools in Oregon and across the country promoting a love of reading, history, and writing.  For more information or to schedule a visit, check, or contact Michele Kophs, Event Coordinator at 360.597.3432.


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