Jump Into the Sky

Jump Into the Sky

Book - 2012
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In 1945, thirteen-year-old Levi is sent to find the father he has not seen in three years, going from Chicago, to segregated North Carolina, and finally to Pendleton, Oregon, where he learns that his father's unit, the all-Black 555th paratrooper battalion, will never see combat but finally has a mission. Includes historical notes.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780375836992
Branch Call Number: J FIC PEAR
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 22 cm


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inthestacks Mar 27, 2013

In 1945, 13-year-old Levi Battle is put on a train in Chicago by his aunt and sent south to Fayetteville, NC, to live with his father who is serving in the army. Not only does Levi discover that his father is no longer stationed in Fayetteville, but he is shocked to discover the segregationist ways of the South. Taken in by an army comrade of his father’s, Levi eventually travels to Pendleton, Oregon, and begins to rebuild his relationship with father who is serving in the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the first African-American paratrooper unit in the nation. A moving father-son story set against the backdrop of a little known episode of African-American history.


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