ISBN: 9780545055765

A coming-of-age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, this 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 even there at all.

Product details

  • Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks; 1st edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language : English
  • Mass Market Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0545055768
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0545055765
  • Reading age : 12 years and up
  • Lexile measure : 650L
  • Grade level : 7 - 12
  • Item Weight : 8.2 ounces
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