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Annotation: Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015, discover shocking connections.
Catalog Number: #143559
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 338 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-545-88083-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-98228-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-545-88083-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-98228-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017017544
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 65,915
Reading Level: 5.3
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.3 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 190739 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.3 / points:17.0 / quiz:Q71771
Lexile: 800L

Discussion Guide: Refugee Discussion Guide

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.

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