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We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, A World War II Soldier, Normandy, France, 1944

By Walter Dean Myers   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545398893 Paperback
144 Pages | 5.25" x 7.56" | Ages 10 to 14

Newbery and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Walter Dean Myers's the WWII Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins is now available in paperback, with an exciting repackaging!

On the night of June 5, 1944, Scott Pendleton Collins is on a boat approaching Normandy, France. He's been stationed in England for weeks, and he and his unit are bored. They want to be out in the fi elds, doing something to help the Allied forces. But as his boat approaches the beach, Scott suddenly realizes what he and his comrades are up against, and it is an impossible invasion. Nothing in basic training, nothing he's heard from other soldiers, nothing he has ever experienced prepares Scott for what awaits on Omaha Beach.

As D-Day rages around him, Scott is separated from his original unit. Lost in the chaos, he does everything he can to survive. Involved in one of the most famous invasions in history, Scott's story is one of bravery and victory, heartache and pain, loss and survival.