Free Virtual School Visit: Alan Gratz, GROUND ZERO

Event date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 9:00am
Event address: 
EST Via Crowdcast

Alan GratzGround Zero by Alan Gratz

For Grades 4-7 as part of the curriculum for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.

  • This event is FREE and open to all and is designed for presentation to students in classrooms, schools, and homeschool settings. Alan will be live on-screen, this will not be a pre-taped event.

  • To stream this event to an individual classroom computer/monitor, teachers should register just once using your name or "Ms. Smith's Class" and your school email address. If you plan to stream this event on a large central monitor in an auditorium or library for many classrooms, just one school registration is sufficient.

  • REGISTER HERE

  • Q&A: Teachers are asked to pre-screen students' questions and select no more than 3 per classroom to submit. When entering the questions in the chat screen, please preface them with the student's name, and the name of your school so if the author selects your question they can address students directly.

  • Schools wishing to place an institutional order for copies of GROUND ZERO please email suzanna@oblongbooks.com


Ground Zero Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.

In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present.

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape?

September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz -- and put herself and her family in mortal danger?

Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels for young readers, including Ground Zero, Refugee, Allies, Grenade, Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065, and Ban This Book.


Allies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245721
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

Grenade Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245691
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

Refugee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545880169
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 11th, 2016

Code of Honor Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545695190
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

Prisoner B-3087 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545459013
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013