Meet the Author: Alan Gratz

October 19, 2018 · Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

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Author Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction and fantasy novels for young readers. His latest book, Refugee is a YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults. This novel tells the story of three children who flee their countries and homes in search of refuge. In the School Library Journal, a reviewer wrote that Refugee "...will help young people make sense of today's refugee crisis. Meant to be read, discussed, and shared widely."

During the live webcast, Alan Gratz talks about his books, offers insights on character development, and describes his writing process. During the live webcast, Gratz answers e-mail questions and phone calls from students. Segments include questions and comments from students at Key Middle School (FCPS).

Suggested Resources

Alan Gratz’s Website
Ban This Book Reading & Activity Guide by Starscape Books
The League of Seven Series Teacher’s Guide by MacMillan Publishers
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II Discussion Guide by State Library of Louisiana
Refugee Discussion Guide by Scholastic

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