War Is... Author Notes

Learn about the inspiration behind War Is... and compare how four leading young-adult authors tell the truth about war. This article is based on speeches given by Paul Fleischman, Harry Mazer, Walter Dean Myers, and Jim Murphy; it includes a short scene from a book by each author so you and your students can compare their writing styles.
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War is...: Soldiers, Survivors, and Storytellers Talk About War
Marc Aronson and Patty Campbell
In a provocative anthology, two editors with opposing viewpoints present an unflinching collection of works reflecting on the nature of war.