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Shooting the Moon

Title

Shooting the Moon

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781416926900

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Military families; father in the military; brother in the military

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

soldiers; children of military personnel; brothers and sisters; military bases; Vietnam War; separation; coming of age; film; photographs

Diversity Impact

direct

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