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Slide 5: Next up I want to talk about Dive! By Deborah Hopkinson. This is a nonfiction book geared toward older readers; however, on pages 144-147, she features African-American men who served in the Navy. The first African-American man to earn a Naval Cross in WWII was Dorie Miller. We also learn that there wasn’t an African American commander of a U.S. naval submarine until 1983, Captain Peter Tzomes. There are only a few pages here dedicated to African-American men, but they really highlight their dedication and bravery as well as the discrimination they faced in the U.S. Navy.
Slide 9: Finally, I want to talk about two historical fiction novels that feature females in the war. The first one is by Sherri Smith. I haven’t read Flygirl; however, she wrote Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? which is fantastic. I definitely will be reading Flygirl now that I know about it. Last, I want to talk about Code Name Verity. Again, this is for your older readers, people in high school. This is one of my favorite novels of all time. Every time I read it I am inspired by the characters’ dedication and bravery. Their courage is more impressive than any other character or person I’ve ever read about my entire life. I highly recommend Code Name Verity and I cannot wait to read Flygirl by Sherri Smith.
Day 24 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!