Sunrise Over Fallujah Author:Walter Dean Myers An unforgettable and timely novel about the heroics and horror of war and a powerful sequel to the award-winning bestseller Fallen Angels. — Spring 2003. — Robin "Birdy" Perry, a new army recruit from Harlem, is not quite sure why he joined the army, but he's sure where he's headed: Iraq. He's riding along with the rest of his unit in the Civili... more »an Affairs Battalion: Marla, the witty gunner; the ever-cool career man Captain Coles; Jonesy, the funny guitar-picking blues plyers; Victor, an ex-gangbanger; and Captain Miller, a thoughtful and complicated military doctor.
Birdy and the others in Civil Affairs are supposed to help secure and stabilize Iraq and successfully interact with the Iraqi people. Officially, the code name for their maneuvers is Operation Iraqi Freedom. But these young men and women in the CA unit have a simpler name for it: WAR.
Caught in the cross fire of a conflict, a country, and a culture he doesn't understand, Birdy soon finds that "winning" sometimes becomes just surviving - and that hero is a complicated word.« less