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Written by Alan Gratz

Refugee is a very well written book. It weaves together the stories of three different refugee children: a Jewish boy from Nazi Germany, a Cuban girl in 1994, and a Syrian boy in 2015. The descriptions, while not graphic, are vivid and heart wrenching, and describe children in peril.
Gratz does a great job bringing his characters to life and helping the reader to feel empathy for them. I have also learned some facts about each time period that I didn’t know already. I would highly recommend purchasing this book, especially for Middle school and even High school. We have it in our Elementary school collection and I know several 5th and 6th grade students who will really like the book.

Review by Leslie Benson, Diamond Ridge Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: 5th-12th Grade

Written by Alan Gratz
Scholastic Press
341 pages
Release Date: July 25, 2017
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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