Novels in verse; Coming of age--Juvenile fiction; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Juvenile fiction; Social change--Juvenile fiction; Family problems--Juvenile fiction; Dating (Social customs)--Juvenile fiction; United States--History--1961-1969--Juvenile fiction
It’s 1968, and war is not foreign to seventeen-year-old Ashe. His dogmatic, racist father married his passionate peace-activist mother when she became pregnant with him, and ever since, the couple, like the situation in Vietnam, has been engaged in a “senseless war that could have been prevented.”
When his high school history teacher dares to teach the political realities of the war, Ashe grows to better understand the situation in Vietnam, his family, and the wider world around him. But when a new crisis hits his parents’ marriage, Ashe finds himself trapped, with no options before him but to enter the fray.
Written in Haiku stanzas.
2014, Association for Mormon Letters, Young Adult General Novel Award winner