Themes: Hi-Lo, full-color, historical fiction, nonfiction summary at the end of each book, Vietnam, war. Hi-Lo historical fiction for teens. Vietnam: The Story of a Marine. “Every day we went on patrol. The Viet Cong were everywhere. Hiding in jungles. Hiding in villages. We had to find them, before they found us.” These graphic and colorful 48-page books meet Common Core genre requirements and feature a fictional story, two pages of nonfiction, and two pages of activities, giving students some background knowledge necessary to understanding historical events. Using fiction to amplify history also allows students to think critically about the pasand piques curiosity, leading to further exploration and discovery.