On the Wings of Heroes
This book is about a boy living in the U.S., and how his every day life at home is affected by World War II. Davy's brother becomes a pilot in the war, and things at home are different without him. Davy's neighborhood changes, too. The government limits how much sugar each family can have, and people are encouraged to collect and donate rubber, metal, and paper to the war effort.
This is a surprisingly funny book, with appeal to almost any reader, as opposed to only WWII enthusiasts. The author places us smack in the middle of Davy's world, blending his every-day concerns with details about life at home during the war. The book offers a number of interesting discussion opportunities about topics including community obligations, justice, playing fair, and relationships between generations, and how those issues are viewed by readers in a modern context.
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