|Plot Summary of Black Boy What Are You Fighting For?|
Captured in by the enemy in early 1951, Medic Roy Calhoun spent the rest of the time in a POW camp. The title of this short booklet comes from a taunt by Captain Lue,
the Chinese Commandant of the camp. The book is a flashback told to the author some years later.
Several months after Calhouns' internment, five paratroopers arrive in the camp, surly, cocky and gunning to escape. Pointing out the poor treatment blacks received in
America in the past and even to that present day, Lue tries to pry Calhoun to inform on his fellow POWs. Captain Lue even tries to get Calhoun to defect to China after the
Armistice is signed, luring him with tales of the glory of Chinese Socialized Medicine. Neither attempt is successful. Calhouns' tender encounters with the Chinese medic
assigned to the camp add a sombre note to the book.
This synopsis report prepared by Gary Jakacky
|Chapter Analysis of Black Boy What Are You Fighting For?|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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