Featured Book

Each month we will feature a book we love; old and new. Do you have a favorite book focused on the Holocaust or genocide? Or is there a book that is essential in your classroom? Let us know at herocenter@ctvoicesofhope.org! We want to know what you are reading and what you love about it.


Alan Gratz’s Refugee is a one-of-a-kind novel designed to help students feel empathy and analyze the complex situations refugees find themselves in, not to mention the discrimination they face along their arduous and life-threatening journeys. Visit the website to learn more about this incredible work that would be appropriate for grades 5-12. While you are there, check out the book talk and discussion guide to help your students navigate these heartbreaking stories. Highly recommended!