Alan Gratz - Two Degrees Virtual Book Launch

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 2:00pm

Monday, October 3, 2pm CT / 3pm ET
Crowdcast Event - Registration Required

Left Bank Books welcomes #1 NY Times bestselling author
Alan Gratz,
who will discuss his new middle grade novel, 
Two Degrees,
in a special virtual book launch on Crowdcast at 2:00pm CT / 3:00pm ET on October 3rd.
Join us and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Two Degrees is recommended for ages 8 to 12+.
And YES, a recording of this event will be available as video on demand for registered participants, whether you’re there to see it live or not.
See further instructions below on registering and how to prepare for the audience Q&A.
Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Ground ZeroAlliesGrenade, RefugeeProjekt 1065Prisoner B-3087, and Code of Honor. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at

#1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz (Refugee; Ground Zero) is back, tackling the urgent topic of climate change in this breathtaking, action-packed novel that will keep readers turning pages while making their own plans to better the world.

Fire. Ice. Flood. Three climate disasters.

Four kids fighting for their lives.

Akira is riding her horse in the California woods when a wildfire sparks--and grows scarily fast. How can she make it to safety when there are flames everywhere?

Owen and his best friend, George, like spotting polar bears on the snowy Canadian tundra. But when one bear gets way too close for comfort, do the boys have any chance of surviving?

Natalie hunkers down at home as a massive hurricane barrels toward Miami. When the floodwaters crash into her house, Natalie is dragged out into the storm--with nowhere to hide.

Akira, Owen, George, and Natalie are all swept up in the devastating effects of climate change. They are also connected in ways that will shock them--and could alter their destinies forever.



Thanks for joining Alan virtually and helping to celebrate the launch of Two Degrees! Alan loves to connect with schools, kids, and teachers, even if it’s through a screen from miles away!

Also, a special thanks to Left Bank Books for hosting and providing books to purchase! At any time before, during or after the presentation, you can click on the link in the lower part of the Crowdcast screen to visit their site and buy a book. 


Getting Started

Go ahead and register for the event! A link to the broadcast will be emailed to you once you’re registered. Once you click on the link in the email, you'll go straight to the page where the broadcast will start. A valid e-mail address is required for security purposes, but your email will not be collected or saved for any other use.

We recommend using your first name and last initial when you register, especially for students. It means that your full name won't be displayed in the registered attendees section.

Crowdcast is similar to Zoom, but everyone doesn’t show up on the screen all at once. During the event, you’ll just see Alan and his presentation. The best way to watch and participate is on a computer. No download is required when watching on a computer; just click the link provided and watch the presentation in your browser. Google Chrome works best, but other browsers are supported. If you watch the event on a smartphone or tablet, you may not be able to ask questions unless you download the Crowdcast app in advance.


Format, Asking Questions, etc.

We will keep the chat turned off before, during, and after the presentation.

At the end of the presentation, we will open up the Q&A section, so that students and teachers can ask questions. If you're showing the presentation to an entire class at once, you may want to gather a few questions beforehand, so when it's time to type them into the Q&A section, you're ready!

With Crowdcast, there is an option to upvote a question by clicking the arrow to the left of it, so students can give a question more votes, making it more likely to be answered, rather than typing in the same question multiple times. Alan loves to answer questions, so, please prepare to type in questions and vote for those you most want to hear answered! Alan will answer as many questions as he can once the presentation is over.


Thanks again for joining us on this virtual adventure!

Event address: 
Virtual Book Launch - CrowdCast Registration Required
Two Degrees By Alan Gratz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338735673
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Scholastic Press - October 4th, 2022

Ground Zero By Alan Gratz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338245752
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

Allies By Alan Gratz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338245721
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

Grenade By Alan Gratz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338245691
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

Refugee By Alan Gratz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II By Alan Gratz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545880169
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Scholastic Press - October 11th, 2016

Code of Honor By Alan Gratz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545695190
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

Prisoner B-3087 By Alan Gratz, Ruth Gruener, Jack Gruener Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545459013
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

Ban This Book: A Novel By Alan Gratz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765385581
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Starscape - May 1st, 2018


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