Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of
several books for young readers, including Grenade;
Refugee; Projekt 1065, a Kirkus Reviews Best
Book of 2016; Prisoner B-3087, a Junior Library Guild
selection that was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young
Adults list; and Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick.
Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for
him online at alangratz.com.
Ruth Gruener was born Aurelia Gamser in 1930s Poland. Ruth and her parents survived the Holocaust by hiding in the homes of gentile families. After World War II was over, Ruth and her family moved to the United States, where Ruth tried to start an ordinary teenage life in Brooklyn. Ruth married Jack Gruener, another Holocaust survivor, with whom she lived in Brooklyn until Jack's passing in 2017. They have two children and four grandchildren. Ruth works as a docent at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown Manhattan and travels all over the country to speak to schools about her and Jack's experiences in the Holocaust.
Praise for Prisoner B-3087:
A Junior Library Guild Selection Golden Sower Award, 2014-2015 Winner Nebraska Isinglass Teen Read Award, 2014-2015 Winner New Hampshire Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014-2015 Winner Pennsylvania Junior Book Award, 2015-2016 Winner South Carolina Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2015-2016 Winner Arizona Truman Readers Award, 2015-2016 Winner Missouri Readers Choice Awards, Winner 2015-2016 Virginia Volunteer State Book Award Winner, 2015-2016 Tennessee A powerful story, well told. -- School Library Journal A bone-chilling tale not to be ignored. -- Kirkus Reviews [A] remarkable survival story. -- Booklist Gratz ably conveys . . . fatalism, yearning, and determination in the face of the unimaginable. -- Publishers Weekly Heartbreaking, gripping, raw, and emotional . . . storytelling at its finest. -- VOYA