Allies Author Alan Gratz Doc Æ 325 pages ß Alan gratz

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Allies Author Alan GraA New York Times bestsellerAlan Gratz bestselling author of Refugee weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny and how just one day can change the worldJune 6 1944 The Nazis are terrorizing Europe on their evil uest to conuer the world The only way to stop them The biggest most top secret operation I love historical fiction for kids It’s such a great way for them to learn and read simultaneously—and in regard to books about wars help kids understand the sacrifices their ancestors made so that they could live in peace and freedom This story focuses on World War II specifically D Day in Normandy The book is well written and appropriate for kids tastefully writing about a tragic and horrible subject without graphically adding scenes of violence that was present everywhere I appreciate that the chapters are short which helps kids feel like their making progress But the publisher says this book is good for readers aged 9 12 I would say 10 and up adding the caveat that readers at age nine could enjoy this book if they’re a strong reader or have an interest in war history I loaned this to a boy in my fourth grade class nine years old and while it is taking him forever to read it he’s had it for over a month now he refuses to trade it for another book that is perhaps at his reading level His interest in the subject matter continually overcomes his reading hurdle He is determined to finish it and I love to see that in a studentThis book is a good one for adults too so if you like historical fiction about World War II add this one to your list

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Allies Author Alan Gratz Doc Æ 325 pages ß Alan gratz ß A New York Times bestsellerAlan Gratz bestselling author of Refugee weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny and how just one day can change the worldJune 6 1944 The Nazis are terrorizing Europe on theirEver with the Allied nations coming together to storm German occupied FranceWelcome to D DayDee a young US soldier is on a boat racing toward the French coast And Dee along with his brothers in arms is terrified He feels the weight of World War II on his shouldersBut Dee is not alone Behind enemy lines in France a girl named Samira works as a spy trying My students who are obsessed with D Day and war in general are probably going to love this book I’ll be interested to hear what other librarians think of this one I usually LOVE Gratz’s books but this one missed the mark for me There are over 5 character perspectives and a couple of them were adults It was interesting to see the war from the perspective of Dee age 16 who was German born but whose family left Germany as political dissidents when he was young Henry a Black medic was my very favorite character I didn’t feel attached to any of the characters except for Dee and Henry however

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To sabotage the German army Meanwhile paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid And in the thick of battle Henry a medic searches for lives to saveIn a breathtaking race against time they all must fight to complete their high stakes missions But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn can the Allies do what it takes to w 307 action packed pages covering one single day in history D Day Told predominantly from the perspectives of a 16 year old German immigrant to the US who became a soldier in the army a young Canadian paratrooper a child with parents active in the French Resistance and a barely teenaged French girl with a penchant for medicine Alan Gratz immerses the reader into the grim realities of the invasion and gives only a few brief breaks in the intensity of that very real bloodbath In particular the descriptions of the violent deaths of thousands upon thousands of multi national soldiers on Omaha Beach may be far too vivid for those 4th and 5th grade students who learned so much from Gratz’s “Refugee” and “Grenade” books For those who do read “Allies” it is than just a war story Intertwined among the scenes of sabotage tanks sky diving and bombs there are examples of friendship and family dreams of a future without prejudice or stereotyping and a message of fighting for what is worthwhile regardless of whether that fight is against people or their erroneous thinking Librarians may want to wait on professional reviews before purchasing for upper elementary aged readers but “Allies” should be on the shelves of all readers grade 6 and up especially those who appreciate WWII historical fiction For full disclosure there are two instances of profanity no F bombs and extreme violence but no sexual content Thanks for the dARC Edelweiss