American Ace by Marilyn Nelson

American Ace by Marilyn Nelson

This book is about identity. It is told completely in prose, which makes it very fast to read. The small size and fast story does not take away from the depth and the message that Marilyn Nelson is showing. This book is told from the perspective of Conner, who is Italian and never considered himself to be anything else. But when Conner’s father discovers that his birth father is not who he thought, Conner takes it upon himself to rediscover himself through discovering his father’s father. This is a good book for middle schoolers to  start discussions about race and identity. It went by very fast and although it did not have a ton of character development or dialogue, it instead invoked the reader to fill in the blanks and put themselves in the shoes of Conner so that maybe they would be able to discover something about themselves as well.

 

$14.39
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