To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original publication of FALLEN ANGELS, the multi-million-copy bestselling novel by current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers, Zola Books is releasing it as an e-book for the very first time.
FALLEN ANGELS has been lauded as one of the best of the post-Vietnam novels, and has continued to sell in paperback year after year, and now it is available for a wider audience.
FALLEN ANGELS tells the story of seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the service when his dream of attending college falls through. Perry and his platoon - Peewee, Lobel, Johnson, and Brunner - come face-to-face with the Vietcong, the harsh realities of war, and some dark truths about themselves. The book has won numerous awards and accolades, including the Coretta Scott King Award, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a BooklistEditors’ Choice, and a School Library Journal Best Book.
The new e-book versionwill include a bonus interview with Walter Dean Myers, as he discusses his perspective on how this war has changed over the years, the most poignant reader reactions to FALLEN ANGELS, his advice for readers coming to it for the first time, and more.
and the BEST PART
Both Walter Dean Myers and Zola Books have agreed to donate 100% of their proceeds from all sales from FALLEN ANGELS, to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, The e-book will be available for $6.99.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is an independent not-for-profit organization that has provided close to $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded veterans.
So if you're looking at a way to give back to veteran;s today- think about this ebook!
About Walter Dean Myers:
Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award, the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers has received almost every single major award in the field of children’s literature. He is the author of two Newbery Honor books and five Coretta Scott King Awardees. He is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was the 2010 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and is considered one of the preeminent writers for young people. Walter lives in Jersey City, NJ with his family. You can visit him online at www.walterdeanmyers.net.
About Zola Books:
Zola Books' mission is to create an online paradise for book lovers. Zola takes everything readers do in the real world – browse bookstores, read book reviews, visit blogs, follow authors, share reviews and recommendations, and buy all kinds of books – and puts it all in one place. Zola also shares profits with booksellers who recommend books online and off. In addition, Zola offers exclusive e-books from major writers - including The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger,The New Hunger by Isaac Marion, and The Accidental Victim by James Reston Jr. Visit us at http://www.zolabooks.com and follow us at @zolabooks.