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Alan M. Gratz

Autor/a de Refugee

38+ obres 9,641 Membres 334 Ressenyes 3 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Inclou aquests noms: Alan Gratz, Alan Kratz, alan gratz

Crèdit de la imatge: Photo by Wendi Gratz


Obres de Alan M. Gratz

Refugee (2017) 2,249 exemplars, 79 ressenyes
Prisoner B-3087 (2013) 1,378 exemplars, 46 ressenyes
Ban This Book (2017) 860 exemplars, 49 ressenyes
Projekt 1065 (2016) 735 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Ground Zero (2021) 667 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
Grenade (2018) 630 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Allies (2019) 566 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
The Brooklyn Nine (2009) 458 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Code of Honor (2015) 446 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Samurai Shortstop (2006) 285 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Two Degrees (2022) 276 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Resist: A Story of D-Day (2019) 198 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The League of Seven (2014) 178 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Something Rotten (2007) 171 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Captain America: The Ghost Army (2023) — Autor — 102 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Something Wicked (2008) 93 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Heroes: A Novel of Pearl Harbor (2024) 83 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Dragon Lantern (2015) 73 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game (2012) 64 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Fantasy Baseball (2011) 49 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Monster War (2016) 41 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Heroes (2024) 14 exemplars
Dos grados (2023) 5 exemplars
Hero of the Five Points (2014) 3 exemplars
Vluchteling (2017) 2 exemplars
Join or Die 2 exemplars
De laatste granaat (2023) 1 exemplars
League of Seven 1 exemplars
Menekültek (2018) 1 exemplars
Ground Zero (2022) 1 exemplars
Samura1 Shortstop 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Col·laborador — 280 exemplars, 21 ressenyes


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Gratz, Alan M.
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Llocs de residència
Penland, North Carolina, USA
University of Tennessee (BA - Creative Writing, MS - English Education)
young adult writer
Authors Guild
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Premis i honors
Best Books for Young Adults (Top Ten, 2007)
Barry Goldblatt
Biografia breu
Alan Michael Gratz (born January 27, 1972) is the author of 16 novels for young adults including Prisoner B-3087, Code of Honor and Refugee.

Gratz was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and a Master's degree in English Education, both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Gratz lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

I'm the author of a number of books for young readers, including Refugee,Ban This Book, Prisoner B-3087, Code of Honor, Projekt 1065, the League of Seven series, and The Brooklyn Nine. I live in the mountains of western North Carolina with my family, where I enjoy reading, playing games, and eating pizza.



Middle grade historical fiction about two best friends, one of whom is half Japanese, living an idyllic life in Hawaii right before the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
It focuses on their friendship, their shared love of comic books, and the heroism they both find in fighting to save lives and fighting anti-Asian sentiments in the aftermath of the bombings.
deslivres5 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2024 |
"Heroes" focuses on two boys, Frank and Stanley, who find themselves in the middle of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, a day that will change their lives forever. Frank must face his fears as well as deal with the sudden prejudice and racism that Stanley now has to face because of his Japanese-American heritage.

Alan Gratz writes terrific, fast-paced historical novels for young teens. While he pulls at the heartstrings he doesn't dilute the realities of what happened at Pearl Harbor. Some of the scenes are quite graphic but the action is non-stop and many readers will identify with Frank and his constant anxiety. As the reader, I felt I was there in the middle of the carnage and aftermath of the bombings as Frank and Stanley struggle to escape the sinking USS Utah and try to make it back to Ford Island.

I loved the comic at the novel's end as it gives the reader a snippet of what happens to the two boys in the future. While "Heroes" has many deals with many issues including facing one's fears, racism, bullying and courage, at its heart is a friendship built on the love of comic books.

A fabulous read.
… (més)
HeatherLINC | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 21, 2024 |
Middle grade historical fiction is a fictionalized memoir of the real life Yanek (Jack) Gruener, starting from when he was a 12 year old Jewish Polish boy living in Krakow, Poland and the Nazis invade, until around the age of 18, when he is liberated from the last of the many concentration camps he was imprisoned in during WWII.

It is told in the first person voice, and it is heartbreaking everything Yanek goes through, especially his strong will to survive and to survive with his dignity and ethics intact at such a young age.… (més)
deslivres5 | Hi ha 45 ressenyes més | Jun 19, 2024 |
Fantastic. Utterly fantastic. The way he weaves together three seemingly disperate stories is a stunning work of craft. The parrallel lines Gratz creates as the novel progresses are subtle and moving. This is an important book for kids to read, although it might be something of a tough sell.
Library_Guard | Hi ha 78 ressenyes més | Jun 17, 2024 |



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