In this well-written and researched historical fiction title, the intertwined stories of Josef, an eleven year-old Jewish boy fleeing Nazi Germany, Isabel, a young girl leaving behind the Cuba of Fidel Castro in 1994, and twelve year-old Mahmoud, a Syrian boy escaping the violence in Aleppo in 2015, reveal historic adventures of survival and resilience.  Driven out of their homelands by war, civil unrest, and persecution, these three and their families must endure loss, the threat of betrayal, and the ever present dangers of capture and death if they are to find refuge in new lands.  A must-have for middle school classrooms that will help readers 11+ better understand the motives for and costs of immigration past and present.