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Indiana Authors Awards Honoree

Phillip Hoose

Phillip Hoose

2020 Children’s Winner

Phillip Hoose is the widely-acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs, and articles, including the National Book Award winning book, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice and Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City. 

Hoose grew up in the towns of South Bend, Angola, and Speedway, Indiana.  A graduate of Indiana University and Yale University, Hoose was for 37 years a staff member of The Nature Conservancy, dedicated to preserving the plants, animals, and natural communities of the Earth. 

See all the 2020 winners and learn more about the 2020 Awards or view the entire children’s shortlist.