A Medal for Leroy

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9780007487516: A Medal for Leroy

When Michael's aunt passes away, she leaves behind a letter that will change everything.

It starts with Michael's grandfather Leroy, a black officer in World War I who charged into a battle zone not once but three times to save wounded men. His fellow soldiers insisted he deserved special commendations for his bravery but because of the racial barriers, he would go unacknowledged. Now it's up to Michael to change that.

Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, award-winning author Michael Morpurgo delivers a richly layered and memorable story of identity, history, and family.

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About the Author:

Michael Morpurgo, a Member of the Order of the British Empire, is the author of over one hundred children's books, including "An Elephant in the Garden" and "Shadow." He is also the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "War Horse," which debuted on Broadway in 2011 and is now a film by Steven Spielberg.

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""Shadow "is the perfect book for classroom teachers looking for a contemporary tale of the old, sad story: war's devastating ramifications for everyone, including children."--"Horn Book"

"Morpurgo humanizes the asylum story through one refugee boy's viewpoint."--"Booklist"

."..heart-rending and heart-affirming..."--"Kirkus, "starred review

""Shadow" succeeds in evoking empathy and inspiring readers to take a stand for their beliefs." -- "School Library Journal"

"The novel's elegant structure and quiet, retrospective narration--both Michael's and Martha's--bolster this story about the importance of knowing the truth about one's heritage." --"Publishers Weekly " Praise for "Shadow" "Shadow is the perfect book for classroom teachers looking for a contemporary tale of the old, sad story: war's devastating ramifications for everyone, including children." --"The Horn Book""Morpurgo humanizes the asylum story through one refugee boy's viewpoint." --"Booklist"* "Heart-rending and heart-affirming." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review ""Shadow" succeeds in evoking empathy and inspiring readers to take a stand for their beliefs." --"School Library Journal " Praise for "An Elephant in the Garden" "This well-paced, heartwarming narrative by a master storyteller will appeal to readers on several levels--as a tale of adventure and suspense, as a commentary on human trauma and animal welfare during war, as a perspective on the hardships facing the German people in the final months of World War II, and as a tribute to the rich memories and experiences of an older generation." --"School Library Journal""Librarians and educators alike will welcome this semi-factual historical title as a valuable teaching aide on the subject of war. The story ends positively and will inspire thoughtful discussion about war's impact, as well as the accompanying themes of friendship, trust, and perseverance." --"VOYA""The occasional interruptions to the story build suspense and add a layer of resonance to Morpurgo's poignant and thoughtful exploration of the terrible impact of war on both sides of the fighting." --"Booklist"

Praise for" A Medal for Leroy"

"The novel's elegant structure and quiet, retrospective narration--both Michael's and Martha's--bolster this story about the importance of knowing the truth about one's heritage." --"Publishers Weekly "

Praise for "Shadow"

"Shadow is the perfect book for classroom teachers looking for a contemporary tale of the old, sad story: war's devastating ramifications for everyone, including children." --"The Horn Book"

"Morpurgo humanizes the asylum story through one refugee boy's viewpoint." --"Booklist"

"Heart-rending and heart-affirming..." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review

"Shadow succeeds in evoking empathy and inspiring readers to take a stand for their beliefs." --"School Library Journal
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"The novel's elegant structure and quiet, retrospective narration--both Michael's and Martha's--bolster this story about the importance of knowing the truth about one's heritage." --"Publishers Weekly "

Praise for "A Medal for Leroy"

"The novel's elegant structure and quiet, retrospective narration--both Michael's and Martha's--bolster this story about the importance of knowing the truth about one's heritage." --"Publishers Weekly "

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