Author: Alan Gratz

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.


Genre: Book Club Kit, R

Grenade by Alan Gratz

When WWII arrives at Okinawa, Japan, Hideki is drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don’t come back until you’ve killed an American soldier. Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed on Okinawa for his first battle. Then, the two of them collide in the middle of the battle…and the choices they make in that single instant will change everything.


Genre: Battle of the Books 2019