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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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  • “An action-packed novel that will help young readers understand the brutality of war.”

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About the Narrator

Nick Cordero is a stage, television, and voice actor. He has starred in numerous regional and Broadway plays, most notably in the five-time Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages. Also an accomplished narrator, he has read novels by Jodi Picoult, Walter Dean Myers, and Nick McDonell.