Award-winning Author, Deborah Hopkinson, Celebrates Book Launch with Internet Blog Tour
Portland, Ore.—September 13, 2016—Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson is celebrating the release of her new nonfiction work for young readers, Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific, with a blog tour September 26-October 7, 2016. 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. Dive!, a Junior Library Guild selection, has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Horn Book, and Booklist.

“This December marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which devastated the Pacific Fleet and transformed the role of submarines in the war in the Pacific,” said Hopkinson. “I hope young readers (and their parents) will enjoy learning more about some of the men and their boats who were part of this incredible story.”

About the Author – Deborah Hopkinson
DEBORAH HOPKINSON has written more than 45 books for young readers. Hopkinson, whose 2015 title, Courage & Defiance, won this year's nonfiction Oregon Spirit Award from the Oregon Council of Teachers of English (OCTE), will be presenting at the OCTE conference on October 8. For more information, see: octe.org. West Linn author Hopkinson is the author of the middle-grade novels The Great Trouble and Into the Firestorm, both previous selections in the Oregon Battle of the Books.She has been a finalist several times for the Oregon Book Award, winning once. Her book Titanic: Voices from the Disaster was named a Robert Sibert Honor book by the American Library Association. Her picture books include Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book; and the ALA Notable Book Apples to Oregon. In addition to writing, Hopkinson offers elementary and middle school visits and writing workshops.  For more information or to schedule a visit, check DeborahHopkinson.com and follow her on Twitter at @Deborahopkinson.

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