Annie's war

By Sullivan, Jacqueline Levering & Sullivan, Jaqueline Levering

Publishers Summary:
War stories. It's 1946, and World War II has been over for nearly a year - but not for Annie Leigh Howard. Sent to recuperate from an appendectomy with her grandma in Walla Walla, Washington, Annie expects the usual carefree summer of movies, neighborhood parties, and gallons of ice cream. But instead she finds that her own war is just beginning. Soon after Annie arrives, Grandma takes in a new tenant, Gloria Jean Washington, a young black woman fleeing discrimination in the South. Gloria's warmth and kindness win Annie's devotion. But her presence brings out the worst in Annie's twenty-year-old uncle, who served in the war and came home bitter, angry, and looking for trouble. With grit, courage, and the help of her new friend Miss Gloria, Annie learns how to fight her own battles and how to deal with the hollowness of loss and the pain that often comes with change. 8 yrs+

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ISBN
978-0-80285-325-7
Publisher
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2007.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

Gr 4-6 At the end of World War II, 10-year-old Annie's father is still missing in action. She refuses to believe that he won't return home, so she periodically has conversations with President Truman about him. (No one can convince her that she isn't just dreaming these talks.) During the summer, she visits her paternal grandmother in Walla Walla, WA, where her 19-year-old uncle, a bitter war veteran, has taken up with the "wrong crowd." His anger and prejudice are set in motion when his mother rents an apartment to a young ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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