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American Ace

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American Ace

This riveting novel in verse, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Toni Morrison, explores American history and race through the eyes of a teenage boy embracing his newfound identity
Connor’s grandmother leaves his dad a letter when she dies, and the letter’s confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American family: The man who raised Dad is not his birth father.
But the only clues to this birth father’s identity are a class ring and a pair of pilot’s wings. And so Connor takes it upon himself to investigate --- a pursuit that becomes even more pressing when Dad is hospitalized after a stroke. What Connor discovers will lead him and his father to a new, richer understanding of race, identity, and each other.

American Ace
by Marilyn Nelson

  • Publication Date: January 12, 2016
  • Genres: Fiction, Military, Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • ISBN-10: 0803733054
  • ISBN-13: 9780803733053