Imagine leaving all you know with hardly a possession and risking your life in the hope of just surviving. Now imagine it happening to a child. NC author Alan Gratz shares Refugee with us on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 pm. Across decades and continents, these interconnecting stories of three different children are sadly timely. Ages 9+. Alan's books are a staple of the NC Battle of the Books' lists. Prisoner B-3087 is on the current middle school list. The Brooklyn Nine is a past entry.
"Some novels are engaging and some novels are important. Refugee is both." -- New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys (Salt to the Sea).
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10 concentration camps.
10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.
It's something no one could imagine surviving.
But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.
Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage.
World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth.
But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies.
Kamran Smith has it all. He's the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl in school, and can't wait to join the Army like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran's family hails from Iran, Kamran has always felt 100% American. Accepted.
And then everything implodes.
Baseball is in the Schneider family blood. Each member of this family, from family founder Felix Schneider in the 1800s to Snider Flint in the present day, has a strong tie to the game and to Brooklyn. Through the years this family has dodged bullets on a battlefield, pitched perfect games, and dealt with the devastating loss of family and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nine innings?nine generations.