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Forced Journeys: A Search for Refuge


The difficult and dangerous forced journeys of refugees in different times and places connect these three authors. Margarita Engle has written many books about Cuba including Tropical Secrets, while N. H. Senzai's most recent book is "Escape from Aleppo." Alan Gratz's book, "Refugee," connects all of these books as his story moves across refugee experiences in Cuba and Syria.


Panelists
Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the national Young People's Poet Laureate and the Cuban-American author of many award-winning verse novels and picture books. She also wrote the Pura Belpré Medal-winning verse memoir, "Enchanted Air....

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Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz is the New York Times best-selling author of a number of novels for young readers. His first novel, "Samurai Shortstop," was named one of the American Library Association’s 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults....

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N. Senzai

N.H. Senzai is the author of the award-winning novel, "Shooting Kabul," chosen by the Asian Pacific Librarians Association as their Young Adult Literature winner and an NPR’s Backseat Book Club pick, along with Edgar Award nominee "Saving Kabul Corner" and YALSA pick "Ticket To India....

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