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Jump Into the Sky

Pearsall, Shelley (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Jump Into the Sky


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In 1945, thirteen-year-old Levi is sent to find the father he has not seen in three years, going from Chicago, to segregated North Carolina, and finally to Pendleton, Oregon, where he learns that his father's unit, the all-Black 555th paratrooper battalion, will never see combat but finally has a mission. Includes historical notes.
Authors: Pearsall, Shelley
Title: Jump into the sky
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Shelley Pearsall
Notes: "A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Summary: In 1945, thirteen-year-old Levi is sent to find the father he has not seen in three years, going from Chicago, to segregated North Carolina, and finally to Pendleton, Oregon, where he learns that his father's unit, the all-Black 555th paratrooper battalion, will never see combat but finally has a mission. Includes historical notes.
ISBN: 9780375836992
0375836993
9780375936999
0375936998
9780440421405
0440421403
9780375895487
0375895485
Branch Call Number: j PEARSALL 2012
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  • inthestacks rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In 1945, 13-year-old Levi Battle is put on a train in Chicago by his aunt and sent south to Fayetteville, NC, to live with his father who is serving in the army. Not only does Levi discover that his father is no longer stationed in Fayetteville, but he is shocked to discover the segregationist ways of the South. Taken in by an army comrade of his father’s, Levi eventually travels to Pendleton, Oregon, and begins to rebuild his relationship with father who is serving in the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the first African-American paratrooper unit in the nation. A moving father-son story set against the backdrop of a little known episode of African-American history.

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