February 03, 2022
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Recommended by a great friend, this audiobook is an action-packed story of courage and survival. It follows the stories of three adolescent refugees from different parts of the world during different political climates. You have Josef fleeing Germany in 1938, Isabella fleeing Cuba in 1994 and Mahmoud fleeing Syria in 2015. The themes of family, loss and perseverance are inspiring. We listened to this with our kids and they couldn't believe that these characters were their age. It opened conversations about refugees, bigotry and entitlement. A must listen.