The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Lukas Jackson

Exemplary Evaluator May, 4

  1. Born May 31, 1947
  2. Grew up in Indiana
  3. Attended Indiana University
  4. Graduate from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies
  5. Worked at the Nature Conservancy for 37 years
  6. He has two kids Hannah and Ruby
  7. To this day he lives in Portland, Maine
  8. South Bend, Angola, and Speedway
  9. He started with adult books but soon moved to children.

Connection Builder May, 3

The sabotage in my book is similar to when Isis leaves bombs hidden. It is deadly effective but not direct. It is similar because the enemy has no face. They do not directly conflict our soldiers but still effective. They hide behind their actions but do not fight directly.

Character Captain May, 2

Literary Luminary April, 28

Discussion Director April, 26

  • Near this place Nazis took over Denmark.
  • Near this place Nazis invaded innocent people's houses.
  • Near this place Nazis did whatever they want with no one to stop them.
  • Near this place Nazis discriminated people based on their beliefs.
  • Near this place Nazis discriminated people based on their body
  1. Danes responded by graffiting German's property.
  2. Danes responded by breaking German's stuff.
  3. Danes responded by burning German buildings.
  4. Danes responded by burning Germans cars.
  5. Danes responded by burning German tractors.
  6. Danes responded by burning German Trains.
  7. Danes responded by steeling German weapons.

Exemplar Evaluator April, 25

My propaganda is blunt and to the point. It gives a strong opinion and gives no argument against my opinion. It puts my protagonist firmly in the wrong. It shows no good of my protagonist but it exaggerates the bad. It makes good people bad and offers a goal.

Connection Builder April, 24

I feel we are similar in our imagination. There were many boys in his situation but none of then thought to do what he did. I often come up for the wildest solutions to my problems. If in his situation I don't know if I would have been brave enough but I would have thought to do what he did. His solution to his problem was imaginative and I see that in myself also.

Character Captain April,21

Literary Luminary April, 19

Discussion Director 4/18

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose is a historical non-fiction novel. The protagonist is Knud Pedersen a brave young boy. He lives in Denmark a country that has given up to the Nazis without any resistance. He is upset with his country and decides to try and make a difference. He will be the difference.

He proves his determination by banding together with friends and destroying Nazi Property. He continues his assault getting more and more daring. They steal guns, ammunition, and explosives. They destroy lots of Nazi property. Soon they get to daring and get caught.

Even while they are in Prison Knud still rebels. Through small acts he proves he has not given up. Their actions spark a national rebellion and many fight back. They are inspired by the Churchhill Club and fought back themselves. Their actions saved their country.

Exemplary Evaluator 4/17

They are just young boys but they are still able to start a revolution.

Connection Builder 4/13

They are similar in their resistance. Both are not happy with the state of their country. They are also both not happy with the Nazis. There bravery shows their determination to continue their way of life. There bravery also helps others around them. This show true courage and determination.

Character Captain April 12

Knud is

Smart, clever, witty, and quick minded

Sibling of Jens Pedersen

Lover of sabotage, resistance and Norwegians

Who feels that Germans are bad, resistance is important, and the Norwegians are brave

Who gives advice, caring, and adventure

Who fears being caught, losing the war, and his family abandoning him

Who would like to see, Denmark's freedom, a resistance effort, and Hitler punished

Who lives, in Jutland Denmark


Literary Luminary April 10

  • 'I was a terrible prisoner'- He was still resisting even after he had been caught.
  • 'Mr. Worsaae encouraged my love of art'- While in prison Knud started drawing even more.
  • 'Memories of friends and family flooded back'- He misses his family and the prison is strengthening that sorrow.
  • 'The guards were robots' They showed no emotion and didn't make a connection with prisoners.
  • 'It was difficult to imagine how slow the last few days were' Even though he was close it still felt like forever till his release.

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