Mare 's War

by Tanita S. Davis

First Release:

July 2009

ISBN: 9780375957147

Sisters Tali and Octavia want to spend their summer break relaxing with friends. Instead, their parents are forcing them to take a road trip with their sports-car-driving, pushup-bra-wearing Grandma Mare to a family reunion in Alabama. Luckily, Mare knows a thing or two about willful teens, having been one herself: at age sixteen, she ran away from home to join the Women's Army Corps during World War II. As Mare's story unfolds, Tali and Octavia discover their family history and heritage-and a lot about themselves as well. A 2010 Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

  • ISBN: 9780375957147
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Knopf
    Page Count: 288
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.9, Points: 12
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5, Points: 20
    Lexile: Level: 830L
    Awards & Honors: 2010 Coretta Scott King Honor Book; ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010; Amelia Bloomer List 2010; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010, History/Life & Culture in the Americas
    Genre: Historical fiction.
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