School events at Smith Middle

On Thursday 9/7 New York Times Bestselling author Alan Gratz will visit Smith Middle School students!



Alan Gratz is the acclaimed author of several books for young readers, including Prisoner B-3087, which was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick; Projekt 1065; and The Brooklyn Nine, which was among Booklist's Top Ten Sports Books. Alan lives in Western North Carolina with his wife and daughter. 

Check out recent features on Alan Gratz and his incredible new book, Refugee:

"Children's Authors Take on the Refugee Crisis" by Alexandra Alter (New York Times 8/6/17) ,

"Reading, Writing and Refugees" by Alexandra Alter (New York Times 8/6/17)








Photo by Wes Stitt



About Refugee -  current New York Times Bestseller!

A Jewish boy flees Nazi Germany for Cuba aboard the MS St. Louis in 1939. A Cuban girl escapes Cuba on a raft bound for America in 1994. A Syrian boy travels from Syria to Germany in the present day. Three different kids, all connected by one goal: ESCAPE.



About Ban This Book

A fourth grader fights back when From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg is challenged by a well-meaning parent and taken off the shelves of her school library. Amy Anne is shy and soft-spoken, but don't mess with her when it comes to her favorite book in the whole world. Amy Anne and her lieutenants wage a battle for the books that will make you laugh and pump your fists as they start a secret banned books locker library, make up ridiculous reasons to ban every single book in the library to make a point, and take a stand against censorship.










To order Refugee, Ban This Book, or other books by Alan Gratz click the links below; all orders received by 6pm Wednesday, September 6th will be signed by the author and delivered to school on the day of the author's visit! 

Alan Gratz will also discuss Refugee and autograph books alongside author John Claude Bemis on Thursday, 9/7 at 6pm at Flyleaf Books!


Click on the links below to ADD TO CART

Be sure to list your SCHOOL, STUDENT'S NAME and

TEAM NAME in the COMMENTS section during checkout. 

Books will be personalized to the student's name as given in the comments section unless you request otherwise!

Use coupon code "SCHOOL EVENT" for a 15% off discount on Refugee and Ban This Book!  The discount will be reflected in your cart at checkout. 






Refugee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

Ban This Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765385567
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Starscape Books - August 29th, 2017

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545880169
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 11th, 2016

Code of Honor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545695190
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

Prisoner B-3087 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545459013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

The Brooklyn Nine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142415443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - February 4th, 2010