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
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. Download and start listening now!