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Author Alan Gratz Virtual Visit

Reported by on 2/3/21

White Eagle School and Anderson's Bookstore are delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz for a virtual event on Monday, February 8th at 10:00 am. Information about this event will be in your fifth grader's LMC Google Classroom on Friday, Feb. 5th. Mr. Gratz will talk with fifth graders about his career as an author, his research process, his creative process, and his newest book, Ground Zero.

About the book: Ground Zero
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 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape?

September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz -- and put herself and her family in mortal danger? Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.

If you would like to order a signed copy (bookplate) of Ground Zero or Mr. Gratz's other book, Refugee, please place your order by Tuesday, February 16th using this link:

Books will be delivered to the school after February 16th .

Have a great day!

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