Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace
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Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace

Written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
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10 - 13
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112
Words per page
~989L
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Oct 15, 2019
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In May of 1942, at the age of eighteen, Ashley Bryan was drafted to fight in World War II. For the next three years, he would face the horrors of war as a black soldier in a segregated army. He endured the terrible lies white officers told about the black soldiers to isolate them from anyone who showed kindness—including each other. He received worse treatment than even Nazi POWs. He was assigned the grimmest, most horrific tasks, like burying fallen soldiers…but was told to remove the black soldiers first because the media didn’t want them in their newsreels. And he waited and wanted so desperately to go home, watching every white soldier get safe passage back to the United States before black soldiers were even a thought. For the next forty years, Ashley would keep his time in the war a secret. But now, he tells his story. The story of the kind people who supported him. The story of the bright moments that guided him through the dark. And the story of his passion for art that would save him time and time again. Filled with never-before-seen artwork and handwritten letters and diary entries, this illuminating and moving memoir by Newbery Honor–winning illustrator Ashley Bryan is both a lesson in history and a testament to hope.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781534404908
    Publication Date
    October 15, 2019
    Publisher
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    112
    Words Per Page
    112.13392857142857
    Audience
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    10 - 13 years
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~989L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~X
    ATOS® Book Level
    6.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    2
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    505155
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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