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Adult Books for Teens: Autobiography: “Lone Survivor”

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson Marcus Luttrell has trained his entire life to arrive at the moment when he and three fellow members of Navy SEAL Team 10 creep along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in search of a … Continue reading

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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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Adult Classics for Teens: “Johnny Got His Gun”

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo                Yes, an’ how many times must the cannon balls fly Before they’re forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind Bob Dylan Johnny … 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: “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: Inspiring Biographies: Unbroken

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken is the incredible, nearly mythic, story of Louis Zamperini, an army air forces bomber whose plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. Before the … 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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