Prisoner B 3087 Book
Score: 4.5
From 41 Ratings

Prisoner B 3087


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545520713

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Prisoner B 3087 Excerpt :

Survive. At any cost. 10 concentration camps. 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will -- and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside? Based on an astonishing true story.

Prisoner B 3087 Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Prisoner B 3087


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Holocaust survivors
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1057318118

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Prisoner B 3087 Excerpt :

Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.

Code of Honor Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

Code of Honor


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545695206

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Code of Honor Excerpt :

A timely, nonstop action-adventure about the War on Terror -- and a family torn apart. Kamran Smith has it all. He's the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl in school, and can't wait to join the Army like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran's family hails from Iran, Kamran has always felt 100% American. Accepted. And then everything implodes.Darius is accused of being a terrorist. Kamran refuses to believe it, but the evidence is there -- Darius has been filmed making threats against his country, hinting at an upcoming deadly attack. Kamran's friends turn on him -- suddenly, in their eyes, he's a terrorist, too.Kamran knows it's up to him to clear his brother's name. In a race against time, Kamran must piece together a series of clues and codes that will lead him to Darius -- and the truth.But is it a truth Kamran is ready to face? And is he putting his own life at risk?

Samurai Shortstop Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Samurai Shortstop


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0142410993

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Samurai Shortstop Excerpt :

While obtaining a Western education at a prestigious Japanese boarding school in 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.

Out of Hiding  A Holocaust Survivor   s Journey to America  With a Foreword by Alan Gratz  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Out of Hiding A Holocaust Survivor s Journey to America With a Foreword by Alan Gratz


  • Author : Ruth Gruener
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338627473

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Out of Hiding A Holocaust Survivor s Journey to America With a Foreword by Alan Gratz Excerpt :

With a foreword by Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee. Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun.In war-ravaged Europe, they waited for paperwork for a chance to come to America. Once they arrived in Brooklyn, they began to build a new life, but spoke little English. Ruth started at a new school and tried to make friends -- but continued to fight nightmares and flashbacks of her time during World War II.The family's perseverance is a classic story of the American dream, but also illustrates the difficulties that millions of immigrants face in the aftermath of trauma.This is a gripping and human account of a survivor's journey forward with timely connections to refugee and immigrant experiences worldwide today.

Allies Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

Allies


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338245745

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Allies Excerpt :

An instant New York Times bestseller!Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world. June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world. The only way to stop them? The biggest, most top-secret operation ever, with the Allied nations coming together to storm German-occupied France.Welcome to D-Day.Dee, a young U.S. soldier, is on a boat racing toward the French coast. And Dee -- along with his brothers-in-arms -- is terrified. He feels the weight of World War II on his shoulders.But Dee is not alone. Behind enemy lines in France, a girl named Samira works as a spy, trying to sabotage the German army. Meanwhile, paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid. And in the thick of battle, Henry, a medic, searches for lives to save.In a breathtaking race against time, they all must fight to complete their high-stakes missions. But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn, can the Allies do what it takes to win?

Projekt 1065 Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

Projekt 1065


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545880176

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Projekt 1065 Excerpt :

Award-winning, critically acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087) returns with another gripping World War II story, this time about a spy in the Hitler Youth. Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage.World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth.But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies. Michael despises everything the Nazis stand for. But he joins in the Hitler Youth's horrific games and book burnings, playing the part so he can gain insider knowledge. When Michael learns about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi war mission, things get even more complicated. He must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth at all costs -- even if it means risking everything he cares about.Including... his own life.From acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087) comes a pulse-pounding novel about facing fears and fighting for what matters most.

The Brooklyn Nine Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Brooklyn Nine


  • Author : Alan M. Gratz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-03-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101014806

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The Brooklyn Nine Excerpt :

1845: Felix Schneider, an immigrant from Germany, cheers the New York Knickerbockers as they play Three-Out, All-Out. 1908: Walter Snider, batboy for the Brooklyn Superbas, arranges a team tryout for a black pitcher by pretending he is Cuban. 1945: Kat Snider of Brooklyn plays for the Grand Rapids Chicks in the All-American Girls Baseball League. 1981: Michael Flint fi nds himself pitching a perfect game during the Little League season at Prospect Park. And there are fi ve more Schneiders to meet. In nine innings, this novel tells the stories of nine successive Schneider kids and their connection to Brooklyn and baseball. As in all family histories and all baseball games, there is glory and heartache, triumph and sacrifi ce. And it ain?t over till it?s over.

Beyond Courage Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Beyond Courage


  • Author : Doreen Rappaport
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763629762

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Beyond Courage Excerpt :

Recounts the efforts of Jews who organized others and sabotaged the Nazis during the Holocaust, including Georges Loinger who smuggled children from occupied France into Switzerland and four brothers who led refugees into the forest to build a village and an army.

Grenade Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Grenade


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Release Date : 2019-01-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407194882

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Grenade Excerpt :

It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war. Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When the Second World War crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted 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. This is Ray's first-ever battle, and he doesn't know what to expect -- or if he'll make it out alive. All he knows that the enemy is everywhere. Hideki and Ray each fight their way across the island, surviving heart-pounding ambushes and dangerous traps. But then the two of them collide in the middle of the battle... And choices they make in that single instant will change everything. Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, returns with this high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together. Reviews for Refugee: "An absolute must read for people of all ages" - Hannah Greendale, Goodreads "Like RJ Palacio's Wonder, this book should be mandatory reading..." - Skip, Goodreads "I liked how the book linked history with adventure, and combined to make a realistic storyline for all three characters" - AJH, aged 11, Toppsta

Ban This Book Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Ban This Book


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Starscape
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765385574

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Ban This Book Excerpt :

You’re Never Too Young to Fight Censorship! In Ban This Book by Alan Gratz, a fourth grader fights back when From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg is challenged by a well-meaning parent and taken off the shelves of her school library. Amy Anne is shy and soft-spoken, but don’t mess with her when it comes to her favorite book in the whole world. Amy Anne and her lieutenants wage a battle for the books that will make you laugh and pump your fists as they start a secret banned books locker library, make up ridiculous reasons to ban every single book in the library to make a point, and take a stand against censorship. Ban This Book is a stirring defense against censorship that’s perfect for middle grade readers. Let kids know that they can make a difference in their schools, communities, and lives! “Readers, librarians, and all those books that have drawn a challenge have a brand new hero.... Stand up and cheer, book lovers. This one’s for you." —Kathi Appelt, author of the Newbery Honor-winning The Underneath “Ban This Book is absolutely brilliant and belongs on the shelves of every library in the multiverse.”—Lauren Myracle, author of the bestselling Internet Girls series, the most challenged books of 2009 and 2011 “Quick paced and with clear, easy-to-read prose, this is a book poised for wide readership and classroom use.”—Booklist "A stout defense of the right to read." —Kirkus Reviews “Gratz delivers a book lover’s book that speaks volumes about kids’ power to effect change at a grassroots level." —Publishers Weekly At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Refugee Book
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings

Refugee


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545880879

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Refugee Excerpt :

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. A New York Times bestseller!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, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

The Boy Who Dared Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

The Boy Who Dared


  • Author : Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338214314

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The Boy Who Dared Excerpt :

A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler.

The Monster War Book

The Monster War


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466838529

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The Monster War Excerpt :

The Monster War is the third book in the action-packed, steampunk League of Seven series by acclaimed author Alan Gratz. Having discovered the monstrous secret of his origins, Archie Dent is no longer certain that he is worthy to be a member of the League of Seven. But with new enemies to face, he realizes that he may not have the luxury of questioning his destiny. Wielding the Dragon Lantern, the maniacal Philomena Moffett has turned her back on the Septemberist Society, creating her own Shadow League and unleashing a monster army on the American continent. Archie and his friends must race to find the last two members of their league in time to thwart Moffett's plan and rescue humanity once more. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Elly  My True Story of the Holocaust Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Elly My True Story of the Holocaust


  • Author : Elly Gross
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545231190

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Elly My True Story of the Holocaust Excerpt :

Told in short, gripping chapters, this is an unforgettable true story of survival. The author was featured in Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. At just 15, her mother, and brother were taken from their Romanian town to the Auschwitz-II/Birkenau concentration camp. When they arrived at Auschwitz, a soldier waved Elly to the right; her mother and brother to the left. She never saw her family alive again. Thanks to a series of miracles, Elly survived the Holocaust. Today she is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of those who did not. Elly appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes for her involvement in bringing an important lawsuit against Volkswagen, whose German factory used her and other Jews as slave laborers.