Shooting the Moon
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Family Relationships; Military families; father in the military; brother in the military
After her brother TJ joins the army and is sent to Vietnam, 12-year-old Jamie Dexter is proud that TJ is following in their father's footsteps. Instead of letters, TJ sends Jamie undeveloped rolls of film, and what she sees when she develops them reveals a whole new side of the war.
mother and father
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2008, Winner, Fiction and Poetry; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2008, Winner, Fiction and Poetry; Christopher Award, 2009, Winner; Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Middle Grade Novels; Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature, 2009, Honor Book
soldiers; children of military personnel; brothers and sisters; military bases; Vietnam War; separation; coming of age; film; photographs
Dowell, Frances O'Roark, "Shooting the Moon" (2010). DIVerse Families. 1035.