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September 26, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S. 4-J Road
Gillette, WY 82718
Alan_Gratz to Speak at Campbell County Public Library Thursday, September 26, 7pm
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Alan Gratz, YA Author, to Speak at CCPL

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Campbell County Public Library welcomes award-winning young adult author Alan Gratz to speak on Thursday, September 26 at 7pm. Several of his books will be available for purchase and autographing. Gratz will be visiting local schools all week to speak about his books and writing career.

Alan Gratz is author of a number of novels for young readers. "Grenade," his most recent book, about the Battle of Okinawa, debuted at number three on the New York Times bestseller list. His first novel, "Samurai Shortstop," was named one of the American Library Association’s Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults. His second novel, "Something Rotten," was an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers. His first middle grade novel, "The Brooklyn Nine," was one of the ALA’s Top Ten Sports Books for Youth and Top Ten Historical Books for Youth, and his middle grade Holocaust novel "Prisoner B-3087" was one of YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Readers and has won eight state awards. He is also the author of the YA thriller "Code of Honor," a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, the middle grade historical thriller "Projekt 1065," and the League of Seven trilogy.

Gratz has wanted to be a writer ever since he was a kid. He went to the University of Tennessee to study creative writing, and ten years and more than sixty-five rejections later he was finally able to get his very first book published. Now Alan is the author of fifteen books for young readers, many of which have won state awards, appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and been voted their favorite book of the year by students and librarians.

Gratz’s visit is paid for thanks to a grant from Campbell County Community Public Recreation District.