Fallen Angels

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Scholastic Inc., 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 309 pages
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An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover.

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 there at all.
  

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I chose the book “Fallen Angels” by Walter Dean Myers simply based on the cover of the book. The man holding the gun in his uniform with warfare just intrigued me in some way. When I first took a ... Read full review

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Fallen Angel by Walter Dean Myers. I can truly say,up to this point it is the best book I have ever read. The cover art and the title peeked my interest and when I read ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
25
Section 4
42
Section 5
54
Section 6
57
Section 7
70
Section 8
83
Section 15
167
Section 16
189
Section 17
205
Section 18
218
Section 19
232
Section 20
253
Section 21
262
Section 22
272

Section 9
97
Section 10
108
Section 11
121
Section 12
129
Section 13
145
Section 14
151
Section 23
284
Section 24
298
Section 25
302
Section 26
310
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About the author (1988)

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include Fallen Angels, Bad Boy, Darius and Twig, Scorpions, Lockdown, Sunrise Over Fallujah, Invasion, Juba!, and On a Clear Day. He also collaborated with his son Christopher, an artist, on a number of picture books for young readers including We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart and Harlem, which received a Caldecott Honor Award, as well as the teen novel Autobiography of My Dead Brother. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for Monster, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. He also won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times. He died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness, at the age of 76.

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