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Alan Gratz at Congregation Beth Israel, Allies - Middle Grade Historical Fiction!

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Wed, 10/30/2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
751 San Juan Blvd
Bellingham, WA 98229

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

Join us at Congregation Beth Israel for this very special presentation by award-winning author Alan Gratz as he presents his new book, Allies. Mr. Gratz’ novel Refugee, is a Sasquatch Award nominee and is currently widely read in the Whatcom County schools!

On Allies: Welcome to D-Day. Dee Carpenter, a young U.S. soldier, is on a boat racing toward the French coast. 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—and find her mother. At the same time, a paratrooper named James leaps from a plane to take part in a daring midnight raid. During the beach invasion, Henry, a medic, goes out into the bullets and bombs, searching for soldiers to save. In a breathtaking race against time, each of them 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? Expertly researched with a deft attention to detail, Gratz depicts yet another powerful, and heartening wartime story.

Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including Grenade; Refugee; Projekt 1065, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016; Prisoner B-3087, a Junior Library Guild selection that was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; and Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter.

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Allies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338245721
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

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

Grenade Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338245691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545880169
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - October 11th, 2016

Prisoner B-3087 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545459013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

Code of Honor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545695190
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015