Hood, Susan

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People Category: 2018 CT Book Awards, 2018 Winners, CT Author Trail, CT Authors, Children's Authors/Illustrators, Kids - 0-4, Kids - 5-7, Kids - 8-10, and PoetryPeople Tags: nonfiction, novel-in-verse, and schoolvisits

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  • Susan Hood is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for young readers, including ADA’S VIOLIN: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay and SHAKING THINGS UP: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World. She is the recipient of the 2017 E.B. White Honor Award, the 2017 Christopher Award, the 2017 Américas Award and the 2017 Bank Street Flora Steiglitz Straus Award, given to “a distinguished work of nonfiction that serves as an inspiration to young people.” ADA’S VIOLIN is nominated for many state awards, including Connecticut’s 2019 Nutmeg Award. When not writing, Susan spends summers sailing with her husband and is all too familiar with ocean storms and trouble at sea. That experience informed LIFEBOAT 12, Susan’s debut middle grade novel, which is based on a true, but little-known World War II story. Kirkus said, “Told in verse, the story of Lifeboat 12 is lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny.” In a starred review, School Library Journal said, “This stirring novel-in-verse based on a true story is an edge-of-your-seat survival tale, an extensively researched work of historical fiction, and an exemplar of the form.” Visit Susan at susanhoodbooks.com

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  • Titles by This Author:

    ADA'S VIOLIN: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
    SHAKING THINGS UP: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
    LIFEBOAT 12M/em>
    DOUBLE TAKE
    SPIKE, THE MIXED-UP MONSTER
    THE TOOTH MOUSE
    MISSION: BACK TO SCHOOL
    JUST SAY BOO
    THE FIX-IT MAN
    LEAPS AND BOUNCE
    ROOTING FOR YOU
    TICKLY TOES