Not Your Kid’s Book Club: “Allies” by Alan Gratz
December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world. The only way to stop them? The biggest, most top-secret operation ever, with the Allied nations coming together to storm German-occupied France. Welcome to D-Day. Dee, a young U.S. soldier, is on a boat racing toward the French coast. And Dee — along with his brothers-in-arms — is terrified. He feels the weight of World War II on his shoulders. But Dee is not alone. Behind enemy lines in France, a girl named Samira works as a spy, trying to sabotage the German army. Meanwhile, paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid. And in the thick of battle, Henry, a medic, searches for lives to save. In a breathtaking race against time, they all must fight to complete their high-stakes missions. But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn, can the Allies do what it takes to win?
Parents, writers, educators, and children’s book enthusiasts welcome! Hosted by children’s author, Sheela Chari. Please register ahead of time by emailing Sheela at firstname.lastname@example.org. All discussions run 1-2 pm on the dates listed above at Shaarei Tikvah, 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale.
Sheela Chari is the author of the forthcoming “Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel” (Candlewick, 2020), “Finding Mighty”, and “Vanished”, which was shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. She teaches creative writing at Mercy College. Visit her at www.sheelachari.com.