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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 9 - 12! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club" by Phillip Hoose

“At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation’s leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys’ exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance.”

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author and the history around the Churchill Club:

Phillip Hoose’s site:

Denmark’s official site:

International Churchill Society’s site about Winston Churchill:

The Holocaust Research’s Project and the Holocaust Museum’s pages on Danish resistance:

Frihedsmuseet, the Museum of Danish Resistance:

The Youth Activism Project and Free Child, about youth activism:

Included as well: a crossword puzzle, a word search, and three letter puzzles.

We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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