Susan Hood

Biography

Susan Hood is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for young readers. She is the recipient of an E.B. White Read Aloud Picture Book Honor, the Christopher Award, the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, the Golden Kite Award, and the Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, given annually for “a distinguished work of nonfiction.” Visit her online at SusanHoodBooks.com.
  


Schedule

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor, Seminar Center
Ceremony and Book Talk
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Honor Book:
Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 am
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team

AN RICBA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2021 NOMINEE!

A NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AND CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL BEST STEM BOOK OF 2019!

A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF 2019!

A 2020 NOTABLE SOCIAL STUDIES TRADE BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE!

Don’t miss the breathtaking true story of the international rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

One afternoon, eleven-year-old Titan, his friends from the Wild Boars soccer team, and their coach rode their bikes to explore local caves. They crawled through the narrow tunnels in the dark to reach the center of the cave. When they turned to go home, heavy rains had flooded the tunnel. They were trapped!

With rising waters and monsoon season upon them, time and oxygen were running out. The world watched with bated breath as rescuers from around the globe joined forces to try to free the boys. After eighteen harrowing days, in an unprecedented effort of international teamwork, they were finally saved.

Award-winning author Susan Hood and journalist Pathana Sornhiran based this picture book on Sornhiran’s first-hand reporting of the event, and Dow Phumiruk’s beautiful illustrations bring the story to life. The book also includes a timeline and back matter with additional resources.

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