The Book Boys Unpack Refugee
by Jamie Turak
Play the Book Boys’ book trailer of Refugee by Alan Gratz for your students to stoke their interest in this harrowing historical-fiction quest for home.
As educators, we are often challenged with helping students understand and sympathize with emotionally difficult events in history. Fortunately, as the Book Boys discover this week, books like Refugee by Alan Gratz help open doors into experiences much different from our own.
After diving into this eye-opening and heart-wrenching narrative about three young refugees who must risk their lives to escape dangerous situations, the Book Boys unpack what they read by sharing their thoughts and feelings with one another. Play this book trailer for your class to start a dialogue about what “home” means to them.
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These four guys, who work in different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs, formed a book group. Each week, they choose a new book to read together. Then they meet, discuss, and create fun and entertaining videos to help kids discover titles offered by Scholastic Book Clubs.
While the Book Boys come from diverse backgrounds and were definitely different growing up, they all have one thing in common: they really want to keep kids excited about books and reading.
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