Refugee by Alan Gratz

Refugee by Alan GratzRefugee by Alan Gratz
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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 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, their stories will tie together in the end.

“Three kids go on 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, their stories will tie together in the end.” (Blurb)

This book was brilliant. Refugee follows three kids in different eras as they flee their home country in search of refuge and survival.  Told in such a captivating voice, it is impossible to put down. As you live these struggles along with the characters you learn so much about the plight of the refugee. A harrowing story of courage, impossible odds and the resilience of the human spirit… I think everyone should read this book!!

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