Join Alan Gratz, the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade novels Ground Zero, Refugee, Allies, Prisoner B-3087, Ban This Book, and more, for a presentation about the inspiration behind some of his biggest books, followed by an interactive Q&A!
Alan loves to connect with schools, kids, and teachers, even if it’s through a screen from miles away! We are so excited to be hosting him and beaming him into your classroom! And because we are so excited to have Alan Gratz joining us, we will have a drawing for all of the educators that sign up for the livestream! Each teacher that registers for our event with Alan will be entered to win a full set of his books (that's right, all 16 books!). REGISTER HERE FOR OUR SUPER GRATZ GIVEAWAY!
Check out the list of Alan's books below! At any time before, during or after the presentation, you can click on the link in the lower part of the screen to visit our site and buy a book. You can even order Alan's brand-new book, Ground Zero! Would you like to give your students the opportunity to get signed copies of Alan's books and earn money for your classroom or library? Email email@example.com for more details about classroom order forms!
Go ahead and register for the event! A link to the broadcast will be emailed to you once you’re registered. Once you click on the link in the email, you'll go straight to the page where the broadcast will start. A valid e-mail address is required for security purposes, but your email will not be collected or saved for any other use.
We recommend using your first name and last initial when you register, especially for students. It means that your full name won't be displayed in the registered attendees section.
Crowdcast is similar to Zoom, but everyone doesn’t show up on the screen all at once. During the event, you’ll just see Alan and his presentation. The best way to watch and participate is on a computer. No download is required when watching on a computer; just click the link provided and watch the presentation in your browser. Google Chrome works best, but other browsers are supported. If you watch the event on a smartphone or tablet, you may not be able to ask questions or vote in polls unless you download the Crowdcast app in advance.
We will keep the chat feature off before, during, and after the presentation, so there won't be a way for students to interact with each other or with Alan directly, other than during the Q&A.
Format, Asking Questions, etc.
Alan loves to answer questions! The "Ask a Question" feature will be turned on at the end of the presentation. If you would like to submit questions ahead of time, Alan will answer those first. Please send any questions to Alan's assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day on March 24. Alan will answer as many questions as he can once the presentation is over.
Going fully digital is a whole new world for all of us. Thanks again for joining us on this new adventure!
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.
In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present.
September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the
A 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?
Here it is! The hugely anticipated follow-up to Gratz's NYT bestselling, critically acclaimed phenomenon REFUGEE. This is another searing and heart-pounding look at kids making their way through war.A New York Times bestseller!It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war.Hideki lives on the island of Okinawa, near Japan.
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.
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.
From the acclaimed of author of Prisoner B-3087, a timely, heart-racing action-adventure about the War on Terror -- and the bond between brothers.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.
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.
Youre Never Too Young to Fight Censorship!
The League of Seven is the first book in an action-packed, steampunk series by the acclaimed author of Samurai Shortstop, Alan Gratz.
The Dragon Lantern is the second book in the award-winning, action-packed, steampunk League of Seven series by acclaimed author Alan Gratz.
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.
Baseball is in the Schneider family blood. Each member of this family, from family founder Felix Schneider in the 1800s to Snider Flint in the present day, has a strong tie to the game and to Brooklyn. Through the years this family has dodged bullets on a battlefield, pitched perfect games, and dealt with the devastating loss of family and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nine innings--nine generations.
Tokyo, 1890. Toyo is caught up in the competitive world of boarding school, and must prove himself to make the team in a new sport called besuboru. But he grieves for his uncle, a samurai who sacrificed himself for his beliefs, at a time when most of Japan is eager to shed ancient traditions.
The Wizard of Oz meets America's favorite pastime!
Denmark, Tennessee, stinks. The smell hits Horatio Wilkes the moment he pulls into town to visit his best friend, Hamilton Prince. And it's not just the paper plant and the polluted river that's stinking up Denmark: Hamilton's father has been poisoned and the killer is still at large. Why? Because nobody believes that Rex Prince was murdered. Nobody except Horatio and Hamilton.
A wickedly gripping follow-up to the critically acclaimed Something Rotten
Horatio Wilkes has come to the Scottish Highland Festival with his childhood friend Mac for games, girls, and gallivanting. But before the Celtic festivities can get under way, Mac's grandfather and founder of the games, Duncan MacRae, is brutally murdered.