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Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge

Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge
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Apr 10, 2018 | 224 Pages
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    Apr 10, 2018 | 224 Pages | Young Adult

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Praise for Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge:

“This fascinating, comprehensive plunge into the Vietnam War finds its heart and soul in six rich, diverse interviews that Partridge conducted with veterans, each of whom recounts their experience with such effortlessness that it’s as if they never left the war-and, in some ways, perhaps they haven’t. Their stories are woven into a sweeping, chronolgoical narrative of the war, which delivers the facts, nicely pitched for the age range, while taking significant looks at notable protesors, politicians, and presidents, whose beliefs, and, at times, misguided patriotism dramatically affected America’s involvement in the conflict.”  —Booklist, starred review

Praise for Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge:

“Elizabeth Partridge takes the path off its pedestal and shows how ordinary people, children among them, can sometimes tip the balance and help determine the outcome of events. . . . Drawing on archival photographs and interviews with marchers who were as young as 10 at the time, Partridge swiftly sets the stage for the political war of nerves that culminated in the walk from Selma to Montgomery.” —The New York Times Book Review

★ “Effective and meaningful archival photographs, quotes, poems, and songs are woven throughout the narrative, giving readers a real sense of the children’s mindset and experiences.”
School Library Journal, starred review 

★ “A perfect balance of energetic prose and well-selected, breath-taking photographs.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “A sharply focused historical narrative for a younger audience. . . . Partridge once again demonstrates why she is almost peerless in her photo selection.” —The Horn Book, starred review

“The vivid text is filled with quotes collected from Partridge’s personal interviews. . . . Every spread brings readers up close to the dramatic, often violent action.” —Booklist, starred review

★ “A dramatic and a memorable statement.” —VOYA, starred review

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