The brother of an anti-war demonstrator, a young Marine is fighting a war no one understands while his sister is fighting on the home front to end the war in Vietnam and bring her brother home.
An agonizing dilemma plagues these brother-sister diarists. He is a Marine stationed in Vietnam. She is at home in America, far away from her brother's war zone, fighting for peace. As the marine writes in his journal about his experiences as a soldier, fighting an enemy he can't see, his sister seeks peace.
In these gripping installments of DEAR AMERICA and MY NAME IS AMERICA, Ellen Emerson White captures the unique time period when America was at war both in a far-off place, and at home where adults and children alike marched in the streets for peace and freedom. Poignant and complex, these two characters will give readers glimpse into perhaps the most tumultuous time in modern American history.---from the publisher
192 pages 978-0439148900 Ages 11-14 (gory battle scene)
Keywords: historical fiction, journal, Vietnam War, 20th century, brothers and sisters, military, social issues, social conditions, peace, war, part of a series, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old