By Marilyn Nelson
This riveting novel in verse, ideal for lovers of Jacqueline Woodson and Toni Morrison, explores American heritage and race throughout the eyes of a teenage boy embracing his newfound identity
Connor's grandmother leaves his dad a letter while she dies, and the letter's confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American relations: the fellow who raised Dad isn't his beginning father.
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Soon afterward came an episode in Bastogne, showing again what kind of battle this was going to be. They carted off not merely the staff and the supplies, but all the wounded men. IV Monuments resumed work on interrogation; it was the way they could be most useful, setting free the military men for more urgent duties. Lanny’s interest was the keener because his own life was at stake. Many whom he didn’t know would know him, for he had been a conspicuous figure wherever he went in Naziland, the American whom the Führer trusted.
They talked fast, and it was evident that they knew their business down to the last detail; they had spent two years learning it and half a year acting what they had learned. With quiet competence they laid out the procedure. Another commando would be a second or two behind, prepared to help. All that presupposed darkness, of which there was an unlimited quantity outside. ” asked Lanny. ” exclaimed the lieutenant, pleased but uncertain. “Most of the officers will be in the farmhouse, eating supper and resting.
He had destroyed all his papers and could give a false name and might get by with it. But he had traveled all over Germany, ever since boyhood, and had known literally thousands of Germans, especially of the officer class and among the Nazis of the ruling group. Wasn’t it certain that they would apply all the fancy kinds of scientific torture they had devised to make him reveal the names of his accomplices? So why not die quickly and take a few highly trained enemy troops along with him? If only he had had one of those tiny cyanide capsules with which the OSS provided its agents when going into enemy territory!