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 D-Day : the WWII invasion that changed history
 Author: Hopkinson, Deborah

 Publisher:  Scholastic Focus (2018)

 Dewey: 940.54
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 375 p., ill., map, 22 cm

 BTSB No: 463350 ISBN: 9780545682480
 Ages: 13-18 Grades: 8-12

 Subjects:
 Operation Overlord
 World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
 Normandy (France) -- Military history

Price: $20.76

Summary:
The WWII invasion known as D-Day was the largest military endeavor in history. The goal of D-Day was no less than the total defeat of Hitler's regime--and the defense of free democracies everywhere.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 7.90
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 196779
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 9.50
   Points: 14.0   Quiz: 75090

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/18)
   School Library Journal (+) (07/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/18)
 The Hornbook (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2018 Gr 7 Up—Hopkinson has compiled a comprehensive and absorbing overview of the largest military operation in history: the Allied invasion of Normandy, on June 6, 1944. The author describes the thoughts and feelings of individual soldiers and paratroopers, the extensive planning by the leaders, the horrific battles on various beaches, the work of reporters and photographers (Ernie Pyle and Robert Capa, respectively), as well as segregation and the effect it had on the military. Lengthy quotations by those who experienced the invasion add depth to the content. The text is accompanied by an abundance of half- and full-page black-and-white photos and sidebars, called briefings or dispatches here, that are one to four pages long. However, the captions are probably the weakest part of this title; many don't provide enough information. For example, one image of smiling soldiers lacks context ("Troops headed across the English Channel."). Still, frequent "Look, Listen, Remember" boxes lead readers to various websites for additional information. The back matter is extremely thorough and contains a list of the key figures and more online resources. VERDICT Even with some minor faults, this insightful title, chock-full of primary sources, is a strong purchase.—Eldon Younce, Anthony Public Library, KS - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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