Middle School / Books Rule!
Recommended books for grades 5-8

REFUGEE, by Alan Gratz

Refugee

The story: Three kids, tied together by their refugee status across cultures and decades, never know each other and yet are tied together in unimaginable ways. Josef and his family are trying to flee to safety ahead of the Nazi blitzkrieg; Isabelle and her family are desperate to leave Cuba and make it to the US; and Mahmoud’s story shows that life continues dangerous for people in war-torn countries even into the 21st century. The more some things change, the more they remain the same…

Mrs. Friend’s opinion: You need to read this book! It will change the way you look at things.   (Never mind that the kid on the front cover look eight years old. All the kids in the story are 12-13.)

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