Deborah Hopkinson

Award Winning Author of Fiction & Nonfiction for Children & Teens


I love to speak to teach­ers, librar­i­ans, pre-ser­vice teach­ers, and writ­ers. My books cov­er a wide range of top­ics, from social reform, activism, the his­to­ry of med­i­cine, and World War II, mak­ing them per­fect for mak­er, STEM, STEAM, STREAM, and CCSS con­nec­tions. In my pre­sen­ta­tions I focus on visu­al lit­er­a­cy and help­ing stu­dents devel­op crit­i­cal think­ing skills. Recent top­ics include:

  • His­to­ry Must be Seen: Help­ing Young Read­ers Think Like Historians
  • Imag­ine the Pos­si­bil­i­ties: Pic­ture Books for Old­er Readers
  • Writ­ing IS Revision
  • Let’s Cel­e­brate Stories
  • Research, Writ­ing, & Thinking
  • Mak­ing Con­nec­tions: Using Text Sets and Resource Sets
  • Every­body’s Sto­ry Matters

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Deborah Hopkinson
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