We’re delighted to welcome Alan Gratz, master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author, for his sole tour stop in Massachusetts to introduce his eagerly-anticipated new middle grade novel, GROUND ZERO! Alan has written another pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present in time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. GROUND ZERO tells the parallel stories of Brandon—who is visiting his dad at work at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001—and Reshmina—who stumbles upon a wounded American soldier in her village in Afghanistan on September 11, 2019. Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.
Alan’s breathtaking presentation is perfect for parents, educators, and students ages 9-12, and all are invited to attend.
Save your spot in the free event below and you will receive a link to access the event on Crowdcast 24 hours before the live presentation. When you purchase GROUND ZERO from An Unlikely Story you will received a signed bookplate from Alan Gratz, while supplies last.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Allies, Grenade,Refugee, Projekt 1065, Prisoner B-3087, and Code of Honor. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at alangratz.com.