• Alexander Hamilton Middle School is proud to announce our fourth year One School, One Book event. The goal of this event is to promote literacy and build a common experience for both our students and our community.  This year, we will read Refugee, by Alan Gratz. 

    Each day, students will engage in a read-aloud with their advocacy teachers.  Every student will receive his or her own copy of the book to keep at the end of our event.  Additionally, our teachers will integrate many of the components of the story into our school day.


    Please join us! 


  • Refugee

    by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2017

    Three different kids.

    One mission in common: ESCAPE.

    Josef is a Jewish boy 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 and freedom 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 young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers–from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end. 

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