Scholastic Press, 9780545384285, 212pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
It's May 1944, and Josiah Wedgewood, a white infantryman, and Marcus Perry, a black transport driver, are on their way to an uncertain future. 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.
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 Book Awards, and three National Book Award Finalist citations. In addition, he is the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.