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Birth fatherBut the only clues to this birth father’s identity are a class ring and a pair of pilot’s wings And so Connor takes it upon himself to investigate a pursuit that becomes even pressing when Dad is hospitalized after a stroke What Connor discovers wil. I liked it but it feels a little thin and entirely too purposeful which it was see author s note I feel annoyed at the editor who said it had to be for those who don t know who the Tuskegee Airmen were I believe Nelson could have taught the reader without this sort do weird hey we re black storyline It s too slim and simple a text for that to land whereas the facts Connor learns pack a punch because it s a powerful story of astounding heroism and that s before they ever engaged in combat

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It’s funny to think about identity I wonder how much of us we inherit and how much we createConnor’s grandmother leaves his dad a letter when she dies and the letter’s confession shakes their tight knit Italian American family The man who raised Dad is not his. Review can also be found in my blog Nelson is an award winning poet author of the moving A Wreath for Emmett Till and the terrific How I Discovered Poetry She writes elouently about issues of race African American civil rights history and history in general Unfortunately American Ace falls short as a novel in verse The narrative is far too slim and the individual poems are not substantive enough to make it a satisfying readThe story follows Conner an Italian American teenager whose grandmother left a letter to be read after her death that reveals Connor s father is not the biological son of Connor s grandfather but in fact is the love child of an affair with an African American World War II pilot a Tuskegee AirmanReading about Connor s journey to embrace and understand his heritage would be most appreciated by young readers who are unfamiliar with World War II history and the story of the Tuskegee Airmen In fact that audience is specifically who the book was written for as stated in the author s note I see American Ace being effective and educational in the classroom particularly during Black History Month or a World War II unit The book can be read from beginning to end in about an hour and the individual poems can be analyzed and discussed to good effect by students Unfortunately reading it as an adult may leave you unsatisfied and wanting

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L lead him and his father to a new richer understanding of race identity and each otherIn this elouent first novel in verse by renowned poet Marilyn Nelson she tells the story of a boy embracing his newfound genealogy and his surprising connection to American histor. A young Italian American teen discovers he is 14th African American and as his father searches for information of his birth father discovers the Tuskegee Airmen and their heroic tale


10 thoughts on “American Ace

  1. says:

    Review can also be found in my blog Nelson is an award winning poet author of the moving A Wreath for Emmett Till and the terrific How I Discovered Poetry She writes elouently about issues of race African American civil rights history and history in general Unfortunately American Ace falls short as a novel in verse The

  2. says:

    American Ace is a fascinating book I’m not done reading it but I can just tell it’s going to be amazing all around American Ace tells the reader about a dad and a daughter living a life where the dads mom die aka the daughters aunt It takes months for the dad to even smile again Will it take years for a full recovery? I recomm

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    FTC Disclosure I received an advance galley of this book for review consideration This did not sway my thoughts on the books in any way Initial Thoughts Oh boy If I ever get my own classroom I'm teaching this bookThis review can also be found on my blog The Hardcover LoverAmerican Ace is the first book that I've read by National Book Award Finalist Marilyn Nelson and I'm pretty sure that it won't be my last I didn't kn

  4. says:

    It's kind of hard to write a review so It's an ok story about an Italian family and their heritage connected to World War II Just read it

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    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineAfter Connor's grandmother dies his father is not himself He mopes around and seems extraordinarily depressed It turns out that the grandmother has left a letter indicating that Connor's grandf

  6. says:

    I liked it but it feels a little thin and entirely too purposeful which it was see author's note I feel annoyed at the editor who said it had to be for those who don't know who the Tuskegee Airmen were; I believe

  7. says:

    A young Italian American teen discovers he is 14th African American and as his father searches for information of his birth father discovers the Tuskegee Airmen and their heroic tale

  8. says:

    I love finding meaningful stories about race and identity written for younger audiences American Ace is a treasure I'm sure to promote in the schools Marilyn Nelson plots the story of what happens when a young Italian American learns his Italian grandfather had not been his grandfather that in fact his grandfather had actually been an American World War II pilot I love the choice to write each step of the journey in one page of ve

  9. says:

    Love the author's explanation at the end How This Book Came to Be and Why an Older African American Woman Ended Up Writing as a Young White Man Nelson is such a good story teller I like the juxtaposition of the titles on the left hand page showing the progress of Conner's father's recovery with the poem on the ri

  10. says:

    Okay once I got to the end and read the author's note about why she structured the book the way she did I was a little on board I think the book reads like it's two books The first part is Connor's dad discovering that his heritage is different than he thought and the family exploring that and coming to grips with it The second part is Connor's research about the Tuskegee Airmen I found the second part to be va

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