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Devotion (Adapted for Young Adults): An Epic Story of Heroism and Friendship



by
Adam Makos

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Delacorte
ISBN
9780593481462
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
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History High

A young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that details the true story of two Navy pilots from divergent racial and economic backgrounds who forge a deep friendship during the Korean War as they face extraordinary circumstances. Soon to be major motion picture starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell, with supporting cast including Joe Jones.

The true story of Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, two Navy pilots during the Korean War who from divergent backgrounds—Hudner a white New Englander, a son of privilege; Brown an African American son of a sharecropper from Mississippi—forge a deep friendship at a time when racial inequality was prevalent but not openly discussed in the military. An unwavering commitment to each other as well as to their fellow comrades dictate the wingmen’s actions on the day when they attempt to assist Marines who are cornered during the battle at Chosin Reservoir. But catastrophe strikes when Jesse is shot down behind enemy lines and trapped in the wreckage of his plane. No matter the odds, Tom executes a selfless act of heroism in attempt to rescue his friend. What transpires is harrowing and heartbreaking, yet inspiring and life-affirming.

Map. Afterword. Black-and-white photo inserts.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

368

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

920

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

770L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Tom Hudner (1924–2017). Jesse Leroy Brown. US Navy officers. Korean War (1950–1953). North Korean campaigns. Changjin Reservoir. Rescues. Fighter pilots. African American fighter pilots. Interracial friendship. Military and wars. Armed forces. Aviation. Friendship. Loyalty.

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