Alan Gratz
Action and Adventure Military and Wars Adaptation and Survival
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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 hunger and totalitarianism 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. However, 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.
Action and Adventure Military and Wars Adaptation and Survival
Special Price $15.19 Regular Price $18.99

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Alan Gratz
Oct 31, 2019
  • 2020 IBBY Honour List 2020 (Spanish translation)
  • 2018 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • 2017 Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Historical Books
  • 2017 Publishers Weekly Best Middle Grade Books
  • 2017 New York Public Library Top 100 Best Books for Kids
  • 2017 Chicago Public Library Kids Best Fiction for Older Readers
  • Junior Library Guild Selection (both English and Spanish editions)
  • 2018 NCTE Charlotte Huck Outstanding Fiction for Children Honor Book
  • 2017 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Books Best Books
  • 2018 Notable Book for a Global Society
  • 2018 National Jewish Book Award Winner for Young Adults
  • 2017 Cybils Middle Grade Fiction Award Winner, and 47 more including 19 state young readers award lists.
  • 2020 New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee
  • 2020 Washington State Sasquatch Book Award Nominee
  • 2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee
  • 2018 Texas Lone Star Reading List
  • 2020 Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Master List
  • 2019 Oklahoma Sequoyah Intermediate Book Award Winner
  • 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Grade 6-8 Winner
  • 2018-2019 Maine Student Book Award Winner
  • 2018-2019 Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner
  • 2019 North Carolina Children’s Book Award Winner
  • 2018-2019 Lectio Book Award Winner (Texas)
  • 2019 North Dakota Flicker Tale Book Award Winner
  • 2020 Wisconsin Golden Archer Medal Winner
  • 2019-2020 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Book
  • 2020 Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award Winner
  • 2019-2020 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Winner
  • 2019-2020 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Winner
  • 2020 California Young Reader Book Award Winner
  • 2019-2020 Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award Winner