Book Hunters in Brief #145: Gulf Coast Reads Edition; What to Read When You Have Finished The Train to Crystal City

Imagine you're a teenager, your country--the only home you have ever known--has just been plunged into war, and you are being put on a train with the rest of your family that will take you to what amounts to the ends of the earth not because of anything you have done, but because your father was born in one of the countries, your country is at war with.

And that's just the beginning of your story.


Then join thousands of readers across southeast Texas for Gulf Coast Reads, and read The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell. Join us for author appearances, book discussions and lots of special events throughout October throughout the Gulf Coast.

And for further reading, try these:

For adults:
Infamy by Richard Reeves
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War by Ben Shephard

For youth:
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
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