ABOUT DEBORAH HOPKINSON

  • Deborah Hopkinson is an author of more than fifty books, including picture books, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction. She has won the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text twice, for A BAND OF ANGELS and APPLES TO OREGON. She received a Golden Kite Honor award for BLUEBIRD SUMMER.

    Deborah’s awards include a Sibert Honor and YALSA Excellence Honor for TITANIC, VOICES FROM THE DISASTER, the International Reading Association for her first picture book, SWEET CLARA AND THE FREEDOM QUILT, an Oregon Book Award for KEEP ON! THE STORY OF MATTHEW HENSON, a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor for SKY BOYS, and an Orbis Pictus Honor for SHUTTING OUT THE SKY. KNIT YOUR BITand THE GREAT TROUBLE were both winners of an Oregon Spirit Award and finalists for the Oregon Book Award. COURAGE & DEFIANCE was named an Orbis Pictus Recommended book and a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teens.

    In 2020, Deborah was an Oregon Book Award finalist for CARTER READS THE NEWSPAPER and HOW I BECAME A SPY. Her 2020 titles are: MINDFUL DAY, WE HAD TO BE BRAVE, THANKS TO FRANCES PERKINS, and BUTTERFLIES BELONG HERE. In addition to speaking at schools and conferences, Deborah provides critique services for other writers. She lives near Portland, Oregon. Contact: deborahhopkinson@yahoo.com; TWITTER: @deborahopkinson; IG: @deborah_hopkinson.

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