Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean MyersA powerful new novel about the heroics and horror of war from Walter Dean Myers, whose bestselling book FALLEN ANGELS celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Operation Iraqi Freedom, thats the code name. But the young men and women in the militarys Civil Affairs Battalion have a simpler name for it: WAR.
In this new novel, Walter Dean Myers looks at a contemporary war with the same power and searing insight he brought to the Vietnam war of his classic, FALLEN ANGELS. He creates memorable characters like the books narrator, Birdy, a young recruit from Harlem whos questioning why he even enlisted; Marla, a blond, tough-talking, wisecracking gunner; Jonesy, a guitar-playing bluesman who just wants to make it back to Georgia and open a club;
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This book describes the experiences of Robin "Birdy" Perry in the Iraq war. The reader gets to meet the people assigned to his Civilian Affairs unit and experience what they experienced on the front lines of this war. Throughout the story, Birdy sends letters home to his uncle, a Vietnam vet. In them he details some of his experiences and expresses understanding for how his uncle did not want to talk about his experiences. They now share a bond based on these experiences in two different wars. Excellent historic fiction. He captures the daily monotony, lack of knowledge, and the confusion of war and shows the inner dialogue of a soldier Robin aka Birdy as he struggles to make sense of his mission there.
He is assigned to the Civil Affairs unit and becomes a part of First Squad, with Jonesy, Captain Coles, and Marla. Birdy's Uncle Richie served in the Vietnam War.
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All rights reserved. Topics Character Roles Protagonist, Antagonist Character Clues. A Boy Called RobinRambo. Cooler King. Big X. These are the kind of names we think of when we think "soldier nicknames.
Sunrise Over Fallujah. Search this site. Book Summary. Chapter Summaries. Main Characters. Study Questions. Robin's parents dream that he will go to college, but after September 11, he feels that it is very important that he join the Army instead.
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