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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Myers
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Myers
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Fiction YA MYERS
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA MYERS
Northland Public Library Teen Paperbacks P/YA MYE
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen Paperbacks
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Northland Public Library Teen TEEN FIC MYERS
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Teen
Penn Hills Library Youth Y MYE
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Youth
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA Fic Mye
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA Fic Mye
Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN HIST-FIC MYERS
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Teen Fiction
Walter Dean Myers brilliantly renders the realities of World War II.

Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are on their way to an uncertain future. Their whole lives are ahead of them, yet at the same time, death's whisper is everywhere.

One white, one black, these young men have nothing in common and everything in common as they approach an experience that will change them forever.

It's May 1944. World War II is ramping up, and so are these young recruits, ready and eager. In small towns and big cities all over the globe, people are filled with fear. When Josiah and Marcus come together in what will be the greatest test of their lives, they learn hard lessons about race, friendship, and what it really means to fight. Set on the front lines of the Normandy invasion, this novel, rendered with heart-in-the-throat precision, is a cinematic masterpiece. Here we see the bold terror of war, and also the nuanced havoc that affects a young person's psyche while living in a barrack, not knowing if today he will end up dead or alive.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* It's June 6, 1944, D-Day, and 19-year-old Josiah Woody Wedgewood is part of the Allied invasion, huddled up with a group of other men against the cliffs on Omaha Beach. We are in a killing zone, he thinks in agony, and we are dying. All around him is a scene from hell: the beach filled with the dead and dying; more soldiers being mercilessly shot by the Germans as they attempt to land on the beach; the noise of war shots and explosions so loud that Woody can't hear the screams all around him. I will never be the same again, he thinks. Myers' excellent prequel to his two other war novels, Fallen Angels (1988) and Sunrise over Fallujah (2008), charts the course of war in the month following the invasion as Woody, who tells the compelling story in his own first-person voice, and his comrades continue to fight through the countryside in pursuit of the Germans. The reader sees the fear, confusion, horror, and brutality of war through Woody's eyes. In a subplot involving Woody and his African American friend Marcus, the reader is also acquainted with the ugly segregation that was a daily fact of life during WWII. In this novel, Myers has done peace an inestimable service by showing so vividly what a truly terrible idea war is.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Fiction.
African American soldiers -- Fiction.
Segregation -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Normandy (France) -- History -- Fiction.
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
War stories.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Scholastic Press,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 212 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780545384285
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