Scholastic. “Refugee Discussion Guide.”

Pre-reading and post-reading activities and questions for discussing key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas in reading Alan Gratz’s book Refugee. About the book. Three young people are looking for refuge, a place for themselves and their families to live in peace. Separated by decades in time and by oceans in geography, their stories share similar emotional traumas and desperate situations and, at the end, connect in astounding ways. Josef in 1930s Nazi Germany, Isabel in 1990s Cuba, and Mahmoud in present-day Syria — all three hang on to their hope for a new tomorrow in the face of harrowing dangers. Grades 3-5 and 6 – 8.