The Resource Fallen angels, Walter Dean Myers

Fallen angels, Walter Dean Myers

Label
Fallen angels
Title
Fallen angels
Statement of responsibility
Walter Dean Myers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Over the years Walter Dean Myers' powerful anti-war novel for young adults has been consistently placed on the list of most frequently challenged books. Reasons given for its banning are profanity, racism, a homosexual agenda and graphic violence. Myers offered this comment about the book's banning. "What I did not want it to be was the usual one-sided idea which eliminates the pain and horror." Published in 1988, Fallen Angels continues to connect to its young adult audience, especially older teenagers who still in 2010 may experience the horrors of war in the Middle East. Homosexuality? Labeling two frightened male soldiers hugging together in fear of being captured by the enemy (and to keep quiet) as a segment of the homosexual agenda is a long stretch. War is not sanitized. War involves profane men (and now women) placed into a dangerous and terrifying arena. It is unrealistic to believe they will leave war?s brutality without physical or emotional scars. It is the duty of writers to relay this reality to their young adult audience and Myers's writing captures the obscenity of combat and death. Fallen Angels is an important book that screams to be read, not one sequestered under lock and key. -- Rollie Welch, Collection Manager, Cleveland Public Library
  • Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam
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Dewey number
[Fic]
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Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.M992
LC item number
Fal 1988
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Fallen angels, Walter Dean Myers
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9780590409438
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87023236
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