"Sunrise Over Fallujah" by Walter Dean Myers is a relatively easy read for students about the U. S. early involvement in the Iraq war. This war story is told as only Walter Dean Myers can tell the story by drawing his readers into the story with his descriptions of the beauty of Iraq juxtaposed to the life-threatening situations and retching emotions of his characters. This is a war and in wars terrible things happen over and over to undeserving, innocent people. Robin Perry and Jonesy become best friends and have each others backs. All Jonesy wants to do is get home alive and open a blues club, but that isn't in the cards for him. Simple 'missions' change and become very complex and dangerous, and the soldiers realize they really aren't safe anywhere. Robin struggles to understand that these people are at war with each other and it is a tribal/religious thing. Danger is ever present and war changes people. Robin finds himself doing things he never would have thought possible back in Harlem as his unit is assigned to a dangerous and highly political assignment. Robin slowly begins to understand his Uncle Richie's reluctance to talk much about his experiences in Vietnam. The study guide takes students chapter by chapter through the book, pointing out the most important details, analyzing the characters and situations, helping students understand and retain facts about the story. The study guide ends with essay choices followed by a quiz. (Feedback about this item is really appreciated, and I invite you o become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES and newly posted products). THANK YOU!!!