Saturday, May 23, 2009

Good Memorial Day Books for Kids

As we acknowledge the sacrifices our men and women have made to preserve our country and way of life, I propose some wonderful kids' books for Memorial Day:

Memorial, by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan
A boy listens to the story of a Memorial tree planted in 1918 - a tree the town council wants to cut down.
grades 3-4

Under the Blood-Red Sun, by Graham Salisbury
About Pearl Harbor and the Japanese-American Internment camps in Hawaii.
grades 4-6

Heart of a Shepherd, by Roseanne Parry
A boy's dad gets shipped out to Iraq and he must help his grandparents keep the ranch going.
grades 4-6

Heroes, by Robert Cormier
An 18 year-old returns from World War II with a Silver Star, a face lost to a grenade and a mission.
grades 7-9

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