Alan Gratz

February 14 @ 7 PM

Neuqua Valley High School library
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event and signing line with author Alan Gratz, to celebrate the release of Heroes: A Novel of Pearl Harbor, on Wednesday, February 14th at 7pm.  This event will be held in the library at Neuqua Valley High School.  Enter through door 2.

Event Format

  • Author Presentation, Audience Q&A
  • Signing & Photo Line

Pre-registration is required for this event because space is limited.  Please note that there is a limit of 2 additional books brought from home that can be signed.

 

TICKETS & MORE INFO

 

More about Heroes: A Novel of Pearl Harbor:  

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, Ground Zero, and Two Degrees, this is an action-packed, inventive, and powerful new novel about the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor as only Alan Gratz can tell it!

December 6, 1941: Best friends Frank and Stanley have it good. With their dads stationed at the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii, the boys get to soak up the sunshine while writing and drawing their own comic books. World War II might be raging overseas, but so far America has stayed out of the fight. There's nothing to fear, right?

December 7th, 1941: Everything implodes.

Frank and Stanley are touring a battleship when Japanese planes zoom overhead, dropping bomb after bomb. As explosions roar and sailors screa, Frank and Stanley realize the unthinkable is happening: Japan is attacking America! The war has come to them.

Frantically, the boys struggle to find safety. But disaster and danger are everywhere--from torpedoes underwater to bullets on the beach... to the shocking cruelty that their friends and neightbors show Stanely. Because his mom is Japanesmerican, Stanely is suddenly seen as the "enemy." And Frank, who is white, cannot begin to understand what his friend is now facing.

If the boys make it through this infamous day, can their friendship--and their dreams--survive? Or has everything they know been destroyed?

Told with the immediacy, high-stakes action, and inventive storytelling that make Alan Gratz (Refugee,Ground Zero) one of today's biggest authors, this riveting look at the attack on Pearl Harbor explores themes of prejudice, power, and what it truly means to be a hero.

About the Author: 
Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Two Degrees, Ground Zero, Allies, Grenade,Refugee, Projekt 1065, Prisoner B-3087, Code of Honor, and Captain America: The Ghost Army, an original graphic novel. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at alangratz.com.