February 25, 2018

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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

Phillip Hoose. Farrar.

Gr 7 Up–Ashamed that Denmark did not resist German occupation in April 1940, 14-year-old Knud Pedersen and friends decided to “disrupt” German activity in their hometown. On bicycles and on foot, the boys began by destroying directional signs and progressed to blowing up railroad cars. Impeccable research, including hours of interviews with Pedersen, support this spellbinding narrative documenting the teens’ incredible courage, exploits, and imprisonment.

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: An Interview with Phillip Hoose