Conversation with the Author – Alan Gratz

Join us on Tuesday, May 4 at 12 pm CST for a “Conversation with the Author – Alan Gratz”, author of REFUGEE.

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Three different kids.

One mission in common: ESCAPE.

Josef is a Jewish boy 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 and freedom 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 young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers–from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end.

“With urgent, clear-eyed storytelling, Gratz’s Refugee compellingly explores the desperation and strength that unites those struggling for a place to call home.”

—Eliot Schrefer, two-time National Book Award finalist

*This event is part of a week-long series dedicated to exploring persecution, displacement, and immigration.

Holocaust Education Week is a partnership between the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, and the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights


Tue. May 4, 2021


 12:00 pm


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