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We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, a World War II Soldier, Normandy, France, 1944
My Name is America Series Book #19 of 19 in alphabetical order (switch to publication order)
Author: Walter Dean Myers

Book Info

Published on June 1, 1999
Age Group: 9 - 14 years
Reading Level: AR: 5.0 (4.0 Points, Quiz #34709)
GLE: 5.3
DRA: 50
Lexile® measure: 810L

A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
This journal was given to me by my uncle Richard, my mother's brother.

Back Cover:
June 7, 1944 - I could see Omaha Beach through the smoke and haze as our assault boat rocked in the choppy waters. The noise was unbelievable - shells hissing overhead, great booms along the shore as the navy pounded the Nazi positions.... A boat up ahead had been hit. Everywhere there were guys in the water. Some were splashing their way toward shore as the bullets kicked up the water around them. Others were already dead, their bodies floating against the steel obstacles. As we stopped abruptly on a sandbar, our boat's ramp dropped. I could hear fire from the automatics slamming into its steel sides. "Okay, this is it! Everybody out! Let's go. Let's go!"

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ISBN-10: 0545398894
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