An Evening with Deborah Hopkinson, Author of Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers’ Rights
Grades 3-5
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Workshop Grades K–5

As part of our National Economic Education Month celebration, we are thrilled to have the award-winning author, Deborah Hopkinson, join us to discuss her book, Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers’ Rights. Her in-person and virtual visits help bring history and economic concepts to life. This event is co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta who is providing a copy of the book to any teacher from the Atlanta Federal Reserve District who attends.

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of more than 50 books for young readers including picture books, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction. At schools and conferences she helps bring history and research alive. Her work is well-suited for STEM connections.

New 2020  titles include MINDFUL DAY, a picture book from Sounds True, and middle grade nonfiction, WE HAD TO BE BRAVE: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport. Deborah’s recent books include D-DAY:The World War II Invasion that Changed History, Carter Reads the Newspaper, illustrated by Don Tate, and How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London. Courage &  Defiance, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs and Survivors in WWII Denmark, won a 2017 Oregon Book Award, and Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, was a Robert F. Sibert Award honor book and YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction finalist. 

Deborah’s picture books include Ordinary Extraordinary Jane Austen, Sky Boys, How They Built the Empire State Building, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book and Apples to Oregon. Follow the Moon Home won the Green Earth Book Award. Deborah received a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She lives near Portland, OR with her family and a menagerie of pets. 

Audience: Teachers, Grades 3-5