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10/23 - "Allies" by Alan Gratz
Join us for a reading Wednesday, October 23th at 7:00pm with New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz to talk about his new book Allies.
About the Book
D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavor in history.
No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people — and kids — across the globe lent their part.
From the young US soldiers in the boats to spies in the French countryside, the coordination of thousands came together.
Alan Gratz, author of the New York Times bestselling Refugee, explores the necessity of teamwork and heroism in dismantling tyranny in this epic, yet personal, look at D-Day in time for the 75th anniversary of the operation.
About the Author
Alan Gratz is the acclaimed author of several books for young readers, including Refugee; Projekt 1065, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016; Prisoner B-3087, a Junior Library Guild selection that was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick; and The Brooklyn Nine, which was among Booklist's Top Ten Historical Books.
Alan was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, After a carefree but humid childhood, Alan attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned a College Scholars degree with a specialization in creative writing, and, later, a Master’s degree in English education. He now lives with his wife Wendi and his daughter Jo in Asheville, North Carolina, where he enjoys playing games, eating pizza, and, perhaps not too surprisingly, reading books.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902