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Record details

  • ISBN: 0545576598
  • ISBN: 9780545576598
  • ISBN: 054538429X
  • ISBN: 9780545384292
  • ISBN: 0545384281
  • ISBN: 9780545384285
  • Physical Description: 212 p. ; 22 cm.
    print
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Prequel to Fallen angels and Sunrise over Fallujah"--Dust jacket.
Summary, etc.: Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in the Normandy invasion, the differences in their positions is uncomfortable, for Josiah is a white infantryman and Marcus is a black transport driver, the only role the segregated army will allow him.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 December #2
    *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. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Walter Dean Myers is the 2012 - 2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is the critically acclaimed NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author an award-winning body of work which includes SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS, SLAM!, and MONSTER. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Book Awards, and three National Book Award Finalist citations. In addition, he is the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns France Normandy Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Participation, African American Juvenile fiction
African American soldiers Juvenile fiction
Segregation United States History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Normandy (France) History Juvenile fiction
United States Armed Forces African Americans History 20th century Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns France Normandy Fiction
African American soldiers Fiction
Soldiers Fiction
Segregation United States History 20th century Fiction
War Fiction
Normandy (France) History 20th century Fiction
France History 20th century Fiction
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.
War stories.
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