A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely and powerful novel tells the story of three different children seeking refuge.
JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .
ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .
MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .
All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.
Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065) delivers an action-packed novel that tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.
Michael Goldstrom (Josef) has narrated over 70 audiobook titles and is a multi-Earphones award recipient. Michael’s voice can be heard as Trader Johann on Dragons: Race to the Edge (Dreamworks/Netflix) and as Benevelon on Ben 10: Omniverse (Disney). A graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division, Michael has also studied at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Columbia University. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Kyla Garcia (Isabel) is a BFA graduate of Rutgers University, where she experienced the joy of studying Shakespeare abroad at the Globe Theatre in London. Kyla is the recipient of a SOVAS Voice Arts Award and multiple Earphones awards for her audiobook work, which also includes several titles named as YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Teens. She is the writer/creator of the critically acclaimed one-woman show The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly.
Assaf Cohen (Mahmoud) is from Northern California. His film credits include American Sniper, Fast & Furious, The Prophet, Flightplan and West Bank Story. He has guest starred on dozens of television shows, including Entourage, How to Get Away with Murder, Supernatural, Heroes, 24, Castle, Bones and more. As an audiobook narrator, he has won an AudioFile Earphones Award as well as a 2016 Audiobook of the Year Award.