There’s a new children’s book that couldn’t be more relevant right now. Alan Gratz wrote a book called “Refugee” that just came out a few days ago from Scholastic. Publisher’s Weekly even gave it a starred review, saying it is “filled with both tragic loss and ample evidence of resilience, these memorable and tightly plotted stories contextualize and give voice to current refugee crises…”
So, why is it getting so much praise? Well, it’s about three kids from all over the world who are refugees who simply trying to survive the dangerous and complicated world they are in. It follows Josef, a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany, Isabel, a Cuban girl in 1994 leaving for the U.S., and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 leaving for Europe with his family.
Gratz, who is a dad himself, read an excerpt from the book on Scholastic’s podcast, which you can listen to below:
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