FROM THE TWO-TIME NEWBERRY HONOR RECIPEINT WALTER DEAN MYERS
WOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR HOME AND FIGHT IN SOMEONE ELSE'S?
"My father used to call all soldiers angel warriors," he said. "Because usually they get boys to fight wars. Most of you aren't old enough to vote yet." (Myers 44)
About Walter Dean Myers
Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsburb, West Virginia. He was given away to Herbert Dean and his wife at a young age and grew up in Harlem. At the age of 17, he dropped out of school and joined the army. He started writing books related to his past experiences years later.
About the Vietnam War
"By showing what is going on in the minds of teenagers both drafted and volunteering to serve their country, the reader is drawn into the experience, sharing the good and the bad." - Children's Literature