Refugee by Alan GratzRefugee by Alan Gratz


byAlan Gratz

Hardcover | July 25, 2017

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JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.
Alan Gratz is the acclaimed author of several books for young readers, including Prisoner B-3087, which was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick; Projekt 1065; and The Brooklyn Nine, which was among Booklist's Top Ten Sports Books. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife an...
Title:RefugeeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.54 × 5.82 × 1.09 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545880831

ISBN - 13:9780545880831

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heart-wrenching An inspirational and emotional roller coaster of a read. An eye-opening look into the struggles and challenges endured by refugees - especially the children.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Eye Opening This book intertwined the stories of three children leaving their homeland and the trials and tribulations they faced. It was very eye opening and very realistic. Sometimes we know that these things are happening around us but we don't realize just how awful they are. This would be a great book to read to a class. The three children were leaving Syria, Cuba and Germany. A wonderful story.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking If you, even remotely, want to have an opinion or stance on refugees or immigrants than you should be required to read this book. It's absolutely infuriating and heartbreaking and...makes me want to just hit the restart button on the entire human race. Why do we keep doing the same shit over and over and over again?! This is a beautiful book with three lives from different time periods and placed intertwined. All come from the perspective of kids trying to escape horrible circumstances and being met with absolutely garbage human beings thinking they have the right to abuse/judge/block people from surviving. Have tissues and a punching bag nearby
Date published: 2017-12-24