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review Allies author Alan Gratz Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ A New York Times bestsellerAlan Gratz bestselling author of Refugee weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny and how just one day can change the worldJune 6 1944 The Nazis are terrorizing Europe on their evil uestTo sabotage the German army Meanwhile paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid And in the thick of battle Henry a medic searches for lives to saveIn a breathtaking race against time they all must fight to complete their high stakes missions But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn can the Allies do what it takes to w. Beginning just before dawn on June 6th 1944 and ending close to midnight on the same day Gratz weaves together six unrelated perspectives that bring the D Day landings to life in all its chaotic grim realityPrivate Dee Carpenter is a 16 year old who lied about his age to get into the Army but since they needed soldiers the Army looked the other way Dee and Sid Jacobstein became friends right from the start in boot camp But Dee wonders what Sid a Jewish American would think if he found out Dee's truthSamira Zidane 11 and her mother Kenza are French Algerians working in the French Resistance Six hours before the invasion begins mother and daughter are on their way to deliver an important message about the invasion to the Resistance when Kenza is arrested and taken into custody by the Nazis Samira delivers the message and is determined to find and help her mother escape her captorsJames McKay 19 and Sam Tremblay a Cree Indian are in the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and about to jump into the midst of the invasion James decided to join the army after his home town of Winnipeg staged a mock Nazi invasion Now though he is wondering what he is doing parachuting into France on D Day His pal Sam despite being promoted to Lance Corporal still faces insults and microaggressions as a First Person from the other men who are whiteBill Richards 19 from Liverpool England is a Private in the Royal Dragoons and a tank driver just like his dad was in WWI Bill was named after and is obsessed with William the Conuerer and determined to get to get to Bayeux France to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry But he was also obsessed with getting to Amiens France where his father had carved Jack Richards was here 1918 on a stone and Bill was determined to add his name underneathCorporal Henry Allen 20 is an African American medic in the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion And even though the United States military is segregated Henry is on Omaha Beach risking his life dodging bullets and racist comments to save the lives of the mostly white soldiers shot and injured as the D Day landings happenMoniue Marchand a 13 year old French girl with an interest in medicine was swimming with friends on Normandy Beach the day before the D Day and ended up in the swimming hut on the beach during the invasion because of a forgotten bathing suit When she notices an injured soldier she leaves the hut to help him and that's when she meets Dorothy Powell an American journalist for Collier's Magazine there to write about the invasionThere's not much to say about this incredible book without giving too much away Some of the people will live to see the end of the day others won't but all contribute to giving a broad view of this important day and what it was like And Gratz doesn't hold back so just know this is not a book for the faint at heartOne of the things I really liked was how Gratz divided the day into the names of different operations He explains in the back matter that some of the operation names are real and some he made up to fit the story Either way it gives the reader a real sense of time passing and what might have happened But be sure to read the Back Matter where you will find so much informationGratz also includes a map to give readers a sense of place since some of the landing units ended up in the wrong beach in all the chaosWOW Allies is a great work of historical fiction by a great storyteller I found myself spellbound from the first word of Allies to the last but then again I had the same experience with Gratz's other books namely Prisoner 1065 Refugee and GrenadeThis book is recommended for readers age 9Thank you Scholastic Press for providing me with a copy of this book

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A New York Times bestsellerAlan Gratz bestselling author of Refugee weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny and how just one day can change the worldJune 6 1944 The Nazis are terrorizing Europe on their evil uest to conuer the world The only way to stop them The biggest most top secret operation. 3 12 stars for this newest title of Gratz’s I know many students who will eagerly devour this book For me it was a bit too violent it’s about D Day I know I should expect that but there were so many characters to follow Note to teachers have students keep a list of characters and what we know about them as an organizational tool The author’s notes at the back of the book are very interesting but there is one error Gratz writes that many Canadians looking for battle chose to enlist with the Americans as “Canada was slow to send its soldiers into war” However Canada entered the war than 2 years before the US I’ve contacted the author and he says that subseuent editions on the author’s notes will be rectified

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Allies author Alan GraEver with the Allied nations coming together to storm German occupied FranceWelcome to D DayDee a young US soldier is on a boat racing toward the French coast And Dee along with his brothers in arms is terrified He feels the weight of World War II on his shouldersBut Dee is not alone Behind enemy lines in France a girl named Samira works as a spy trying. I really enjoy his books I learn so much I didn’t really connect with any characters individually I did love their intertwining stories and the history learned here about D day Each character from a different background and country all working for the same cause I had never heard about “IF day” in Winnipeg So interesting