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Invasion

By Walter Dean Myers, 1937-

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0545384281


Format: Book
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Summary: 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.
Title: Invasion / Walter Dean Myers.
Publisher Date: New York : Scholastic Press, 2013.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Teen fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Teen fiction. African American soldiers -- Teen fiction. Segregation -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction. Soldiers -- Teen fiction. War stories Normandy (France) -- History -- Teen fiction. United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction. Normandy (France) -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction. France -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 0545384281 9780545384285
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System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: TF Myers
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Bib Id: 461587

Format: Book
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Summary: 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.
Title: Invasion / Walter Dean Myers.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scholastic Press, 2013.
Description: 212 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: African American soldiers -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Segregation -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Soldiers -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: War stories
Subjects: Normandy (France) -- History -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Normandy (France) -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: France -- History -- 20th century -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2013005595
ISBN: 0545384281
ISBN: 9780545384285
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: TF Myers