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- ISBN: 0545576598
- ISBN: 9780545576598
- ISBN: 054538429X
- ISBN: 9780545384292
- ISBN: 0545384281
- ISBN: 9780545384285
212 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013.
|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.|
- 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 warâ shots and explosionsâso 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.
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.
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