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Sunrise Over Fallujah Summary & Study Guide

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Sunrise Over Fallujah is a young adult novel by Walter Dean Myers. The story follows the trials and experiences of eighteen year-old Harlem native Robin “Birdy” Perry through the opening months of the Iraq War in 2003.

Having seen 9/11 as a teenager, Birdy feels compelled to do something important for his country. So, he joins the U.S. Army. He becomes part of the Civil Affairs unit, dedicated to winning the hearts and minds of Iraqi civilians following combat operations. Birdy’s unit does everything from handing out supplies, to playing soccer with kids, to trying to soothe things over following accidental deaths. He and his teammates feel proud of what they are doing, and because they do their work so well, they are given the task of working with Special Operations forces to secure a cache of improvised explosive device detonators form southern Iraq. The unit is ambushed, during which time Birdy is wounded. Jonesy, his closest Army friend, is killed.

At the end of the novel, Birdy is transferred to Ramstein in Germany to be treated.

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