Heroes

Title

Heroes

Authors

Robert Cormier

Publisher

Laurel Leaf Books

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780440227694

Pages

136 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After serving in the United States Army in World War II and having his face blown off by a grenade, Francis, a young soldier, returns home hoping to find--and kill--the former childhood hero he feels betrayed him.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Military families; Physical disability; Physical appearance; person in the military; mobility; facial deformity; facial defect

Main Character

adult male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2000, Winner
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1999
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Fourteenth Edition, 2001
Los Angeles' 100 Best Books, 1998
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Not Just for Children Anymore!, 1999 Fiction
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, Fiction
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 1998 Fiction
Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002
Senior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition, 1999
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1999
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2004 If It Weren't For Them: Heroes

Keywords

soldier; World War II; Massachusetts; war veteran; revenge; flashbacks; rape; revenge

Diversity Impact

direct

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