Gr 7 Up-The account of the rescue of Private First Class Jessica Lynch in 2003 grabs readers' attention right away. While this might be the most dramatic scene in the book, the background information as to why the United States is in Iraq will give readers a broad picture of the involvement of women in the war. References to other battles such as the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the World Wars show what duties women are asked to perform now that they weren't then, and how far they still have to go to be treated with equality. Focus is on their contributions as soldiers, nurses, photographers, pilots, and special agents. This book takes the position that the war is justified, especially since Saddam Hussein violated many Security Council resolutions. Black-and-white photographs make the stories more vivid, and quotes from the soldiers add interest.-Kelly Czarnecki, Bloomington Public Library, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.