Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award


on August 26, 2018


Josef’s family is fleeing Nazi Germany, Isabel’s family is trying to leave the riots and unrest of Cuba in 1994, and Mahmoud’s family is escaping the violence of modern – day Syria. Gratz weaves the harrowing journeys of these refugees into an exciting tale that describes the many struggles people face when fleeing their native countries for a better life elsewhere.

10 Responses to “Refugee”

  1. Lillie says:

    I didn’t read this book but I have heard GREAT things about it.

  2. willa says:

    I love this book yes it was scary at times and sad. But it may have been my favorite yet. I like all the characters the same. They all had amazing stories. I love how its three stories in one. It was so powerful probably the most powerful book iv ever read.I think that 5th and up should read this.

  3. Brianna M says:

    My favorite character is Mahmoud because he is very percistant. It is sad when uhe has to leave Hanna on the dingy

  4. gabby says:

    so good and sad and scarry at times

  5. gabby says:

    is such a good book and sad at some points my favorite kid is mahmoud

  6. laney says:

    I like this book so far because there are lots of good questions that I wonder about myself and what is going to happen to me.

  7. Evangeline says:

    THat is a very good queastion to ask, now I wonder that too

  8. Emma says:

    this is a good book theres lots of different storys in this one book there are some parts that are kinda of scarry but its a good book

  9. Lucy says:

    i think this book should literally be a history book as well as a dcf yes it was very good and i reread like a million times becuase it was emotional and adventouras

  10. Carole Oglesby says:

    Why did Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud’s families leave their homes? What might have happened to their families if they had stayed?

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