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What should I do on Veteran’s Day? Read a book!

Posted by Laura Losch on November 8, 2008

Veteran’s Day (what is Veteran’s Day?)  is celebrated each year on November 11th, which means it’s right around the corner from now. Why not learn more about Veterans and what they mean to us as Americans by reading a book! There are tons of war related books that are both interesting and informative. Here are some great books about wars to check out:

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Going Solo by Roald Dahl

Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Sidney Slagter

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Zazoo by Richard Mosher (personal favorite of Mrs. Losch!)

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis (a really cool graphic novel!)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (soon to be a movie!)

Georgie’s Moon by Chris Woodworth (another Mrs. Losch pick!)

Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

There are many more books in our media center about Veterans and war – especially nonfiction books! Come talk to me and I’ll find you a great book to read, perfect for Veteran’s Day. And don’t forget on November 11th we all need to stop and remember all persons, living or dead, who have fought in various wars over the last 232 years to protect our rights as Americans here in the United States of America.


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