Refugee

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Scholastic Inc., Jul 25, 2017 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
A New York Times bestseller!

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.
 

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This novel weaves the refugee stories of the families trying to escape war and persecution. Each time the narrative focus changes the author leaves a cliff hanger. In the end there is a connection ... Read full review

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User Review  - mplantenga11 - LibraryThing

"Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE." This one line in the summary hooked me. I had read Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz so I was familiar with his exceptional storytelling and knew ... Read full review

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Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including Grenade; Refugee; Projekt 1065, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016; Prisoner B-3087, a Junior Library Guild selection that was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; and Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at alangratz.com.

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