The Surrender Tree utilizes compelling free verse in alternating voices to lyrically tell the story of Cuba's three wars for independence from Spain. Combining real-life characters (such as legendary healer Rosa La Bayamesa) with imagined individuals, Engle focuses on Rosa's struggle to save everyone--black, white, Cuban, Spanish, friend or enemy.
In long ago Maine, Sarah Bryant, still suffering nightmares over the death of her dog in a fire, is sent to the countryside by her parents who hope that wise Grandmother Bryant will be able to help her.
Young and innocent, they came to a place they had barely heard of, prepared for war. They were American fighter pilots, trained but frightened, facing an an enemy they couldn't understand, and waging a war they had to win....
In 1968 Massachusetts, after her brother Patrick goes to fight in Vietnam, fifteen-year-old Molly records in her diary how she misses her brother, volunteers at a Veterans' Administration Hospital, and tries to make sense of the war in Vietnam and the tumultuous events in the United States. Includes historical notes.
The compelling saga of a Korean family losing its ethnic identity under Japanese occupation, told in alternating voices by siblings Sun-hee and her older brother Tae-yul. Korean culture, the vicissitudes of war, and the strength of the human spirit are clearly portrayed through powerful, yet understated writing.
This book starts with a bang in an Army emergency room in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. Rebecca, a combat nurse, must face down her own demons and the gruesome memories of war when she returns to the United States.
When neither of his parents want to take responsibility for him, fourteen-year-old Terry Anders builds a car from a kit and strikes off on a road trip to visit a long-lost uncle. He shares the amazing journey with a couple of Vietnam veterans who teach him that the most important thing in life is to learn all you can.
Follow two young soldiers, destined to be enemies, as they prepare to join their countries' armies and go on to face the realities of war. Their paths will cross at the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle of World War II in which America took part.