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Jump Into the Sky
by Shelley Pearsall


Overview - It's May 5, 1945. Carrying nothing but a suitcase and a bag of his aunt's good fried chicken, 13-year-old Levi Battle heads south to a U.S. Army post in search of his father a lieutenant in an elite unit of all black paratroopers. The fact that his father doesn't even know he's coming turns out to be the least of his problems.  Read more...

 
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Overview
It's May 5, 1945. Carrying nothing but a suitcase and a bag of his aunt's good fried chicken, 13-year-old Levi Battle heads south to a U.S. Army post in search of his father a lieutenant in an elite unit of all black paratroopers. The fact that his father doesn't even know he's coming turns out to be the least of his problems.
As Levi makes his way across the United States, he learns hard lessons about the way a black boy is treated in the Jim Crow South. And when he arrives at his destination, his struggles are far from over. The war may be ending, but his father's secret mission is just beginning and it's more dangerous than anybody imagined. . . .
Shelley Pearsall has created an unforgettable character in Levi and gives readers a remarkable tour of 1945 America through his eyes. Jump into the Sky is a tour de force of historical fiction from a writer at the very top of her game."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780440421405
  • ISBN-10: 0440421403
  • Publisher: Yearling Books
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 344
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism

 
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