Rich in characters and authentic in detail, Fallen Angels tells the story of a 17-year-old black teenager's tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967. With its gritty and authentic depiction of the brutality of war it has been acclaimed by critics and young adult readers alike. "This gut-twisting Vietnam War novel . . . breaks uncharted ground . . ."--Booklist, starred review.
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A coming of age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, Fallen Angels is the story of Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the service when his dream of attending college falls through. Sent to the front lines, Perry and his platoon come face-to-face with the Vietcong and the real horror of warfare. But violence and death aren't the only hardships. As Perry struggles to find virtue in himself and his comrades, he questions why black troops are given the most dangerous assignments, and why the U.S. is there at all. Fallen Angels won the 1989 Coretta Scott King Award.About the Author:
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 Awards, and three National Book Award Finalists 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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Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1842110