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Sunrise Over Fallujah (2008)

Author: Myers, Walter Dean [link to author's website]
Publisher: Scholastic
Number of pages: 304 pages

Operation Iraqi Freedom, that's the code name. But Robin Perry, an ambivalent recruit from Harlem, and all his fellow soldiers in the Civil Affairs Battalion have a simpler name for it: WAR. Perry and the rest of his unit soon find their definition of "winning" the war in Iraq ever more elusive and their good intentions being replaced by terms like "survival" and "despair." Walter Dean Myers looks at a contemporary conflict with the same power and searing insight he brought to his Vietnam War classic, Fallen Angels.

ISBN 13: 978-0439916257
Reading Level (grade): 5.3