Alan Gratz

Please join us on Crowdcast tonight to hear children’s book author Alan Gratz much anticipated new novel Ground Zero (Scholastic). On September 11, 2001 Brandon, a nine-year-old boy, goes to work for the day with his dad… at the World Trade Center in New York City. When two planes hit the towers, Brandon and his father are trapped inside a fiery nightmare as terror and confusion whirl around them. Can they escape — and what will the world be like when they do?

In present-day Afghanistan, Reshmina is an eleven-year-old girl who is used to growing up in the shadow of war, but she has dreams of peace and unity. When she ends up harboring a wounded young American soldier, she and her entire family are put in mortal danger. But Reshmina also learns something surprising about the roots of this endless war. With his trademark skill, Alan Gratz delivers an action-packed and insightful story of two kids whose lives connect in unexpected ways, and reminds us how the past and present are always more linked than we think. Alan Gratz’s books include Refugee.

While this book is suitable for Grades 4-7, we think that older children and adults will also enjoy this event.


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ISBN: 9781338245752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

Grenade Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338245691
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

Refugee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

Ban This Book: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765385581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Starscape - May 1st, 2018

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 5:00pm
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