Refugee by Gratz, Alan (#1176WG9)



by Gratz, Alan
Hardcover Scholastic Press, 2017


From the Publisher
A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. 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.
Reviews & Awards
  • Christian Library Journal, 04/01/18
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 06/01/17
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 05/22/17
  • School Library Connection, 10/01/17
  • School Library Journal, 07/01/17
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2018
Product Details
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2017
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition, August 2017.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 338 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-545-88083-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-545-88083-1
  • LCCN: 2017-017544
  • Follett Number: 1176WG9
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 6.1
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 10
  • AR Quiz: 190739EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 17
  • Lexile: 800L