November 18, 2017

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Book Review: Leaving Kent State by Sabrina Fedel

Publisher’s description On May 4, 1970, the campus of Kent State University became the final turning point in Americans’ tolerance for the Vietnam War, as National Guardsmen opened fire on unarmed student protesters, killing four and wounding nine. It was one of the first true school shootings in our nation’s history. A new young adult […]

In the Line of Fire: Perspectives on War

Although they focus on different historical events, represent various viewpoints, and employ an assortment of formats, three new titles offer riveting perspectives of war and its devastating effects.

Walter Dean Myers Leads the Charge to War │JLG’s On the Radar Teen

John F. Kennedy said, “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” Learning about our history can prevent atrocities from happening again. Veteran writers tackle the impact of war in the following young adult books selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild.

Fiction about War

Roxana Robinson‘s Sparta joins last year’s excellent additions to literature about war (both of which ended up on our Best of the Year list — The Yellow Birds and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk). Like those novels, Sparta‘s power comes from an examination of what happens when a young soldier returns home. Her research into the […]