Meet the Author: Kip Wilson
We regret to announce that this event has been postponed. We will share details of the new date and venue soon.
The White Rose Project is delighted to host a reading and discussion with Kip Wilson, author of the award-winning Young Adult historical novel-in-verse White Rose.
Admission is free, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-and-discussion-with-kip-wilson-tickets-90339270189.
About the novel:
Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. The following year, Sophie and her brother were arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators. This debut novel recounts the lives of Sophie and her friends and highlights their brave stand against fascism in Nazi Germany.
Recommended for age 12+.
“White Rose is a resonant testament to courage. In a time of horrific brutality, young people found a nonviolent way to resist. Told in the form of poetry, the story of their hopes is honored and brought back to life, still relevant today, when regimes that spread hatred are once again thriving, and words are our most powerful defensive weapon.” – Margarita Engle, author of Newbery Honoree The Surrender Tree and 2017-2019 Young People’s Poet Laureate.
“White Rose is a deftly plotted, absorbing read. A bold tribute to a brave hero of the German resistance during World War II. Wilson’s debut is a triumph!”
—Melanie Crowder, author of National Jewish Book Award finalist Audacity
About the author:
I hold a Ph.D. in German Literature and have a passion for books, languages, and history. My work has appeared in the Timeless and Spain from a Backpack anthologies, as well as Lunch Ticket, Black Fox Literary, Faces, Cobblestone, Appleseeds, Learning Through History, and Transitions Abroad magazines. My writing has won several awards and honors, and I’m always at work on something new. I’m represented by Roseanne Wells of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.