Phillip Hoose

Photo by Gordon Chibroski, Staff Photographer. Award-Winning young adult author Phillip Hoose will visit Lincoln Academy and Skidompha Library on May 16.

The annual Lincoln Academy Books and Brunch Author event will take place on Tuesday, May 16. This year’s featured author is award-winning writer Phillip Hoose. Hoose will speak to students from Lincoln Academy and AOS 93 about his most recent YA nonfiction book, The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club. The presentation will take place at 10 am in the Poe Theater and be followed by a themed lunch and book signing in the Lincoln Academy library.

As has become tradition over the last several years, students from AOS 93 schools will travel to Lincoln Academy for the May author event. Past Books and Brunch visiting authors have included Lea Wait, Jean Kwok, and Newbery Honor winner Gary Schmidt.

Books and Brunch is always open to LA students and faculty members, as well as community members who are interested in participating.

The 2017 Phillip Hoose event is co-sponsored this year by Skidompha Library. Hoose will present a second, after-school session at Skidompha. That session will feature an earlier Hoose book, We Were There, Too, and will focus on teen activism. Details will be forthcoming, and anyone interested in participating in the after school session should contact Skidompha Teen Librarian Bailey Romaine at or check the calendar at the Skidompha Library website.

Books and Brunch meets monthly over lunch in the library for casual conversations about selected books. Participants receive copies of selected books free of charge, and lunch is also provided. Community members interested in participating in the Phillip Hoose author visit on May 16 should contact LA librarian Cathi Howell at to reserve lunch and a free copy of The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.