Tag Archives: Iraq War

Adult Books for Teens: “Out There”

Note: I wrote this for the Inlandia Institute blog (which is published on the Press-Enterprise website) and as an article for the Press-Enterprise book section this Sunday. I’m reposting here because I think teens will enjoy Out There. While this … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day Reading: “The Yellow Birds”

    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers “The war tried to kill us in the spring.” “Then, in summer, the war tried to kill us as the heat blanched all color from the plains.” ‘The war had killed thousands by … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Biography: “Full of Heart”

Full of Heart by J. R. Martinez with Alexandra Rockey Fleming    You may know J. R. Martinez due to his fairly recent celebrity. In 2003, he was a nineteen-year-old soldier in Iraq. Only in the country for a month, and … Continue reading

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Adult books for teens: Biography: “Until Tuesday”

Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan      Montalvan returned from two extended tours in Iraq a wounded warrior. Two Iraqis attempted to assassinate him because he was working hard to stop bribery and a thriving black market of US … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power”

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow I have several teacher friends and family members who like to make fun of me for being a looney liberal. To avoid the teasing, I’ thought I’d read Drift but … Continue reading

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