by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2017

I love this book as a read aloud for 5th grade and up.  Having a grown up near by to discuss some of the super weighty topics in this book will help kids get the most out of it.  There are some difficult parts of the book, but the stories are told so well and the chapter ending cliffhangers will make your listener beg for another chapter.  Really well done story of connecting events across history.