American ace

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This riveting novel in verse, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Toni Morrison, explores American history and race through the eyes of a teenage boy embracing his newfound identity Connor's grandmother leaves his dad a letter when she dies, and the letter's confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American family: The man who raised Dad is not his birth father. But the only clues to this birth father's identity are a class ring and a pair of pilot's wings. And so Connor takes it upon himself to investigate--a pursuit that becomes even more pressing when Dad is hospitalized after a stroke. What Connor discovers will lead him and his father to a new, richer understanding of race, identity, and each other.
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Grouping Title american ace
Grouping Author nelson marilyn
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Last Grouping Update 2018-10-18 22:54:42PM
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display_description Sixteen-year-old Connor tries to help his severely depressed father, who learned upon his mother's death that Nonno was not his biological father, by doing research that reveals Dad's father was probably a Tuskegee Airman.
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subject_facet Family life -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Novels in verse, Racially mixed people -- Fiction, United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Bombardment Group, 477th -- Fiction
title_display American ace
title_full American Ace, American ace / Marilyn Nelson
title_short American ace
topic_facet Family life, Fathers and sons, Identity, Novels in verse, Poetry, Racially mixed people, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature