Saturday, May 28, 2016

Six kids' books that help share the meaning of Memorial Day

Lindsey Lewis Smithson has her MFA from UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Low Residency MFA. She has served as the Poetry Editor and the Managing Editor for The Coachella Review, in addition to having read for The Pacific Review and The Whistling Fire. At the BN Kids blog she tagged six books that help share the meaning of Memorial Day, including:
Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops, by Jill Biden and Raúl Colón

The Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, has also written a book inspired by her own family’s experiences. Told from the view point of Natalie, her granddaughter, young readers will be able to understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by military service members and their families. There are also some really great ideas on helping kids, both your own and those of other military families, to celebrate and support each other. Memorial Day isn’t just about being thankful to those who have lost their lives in war; it is about supporting their families as well. (Ages 5-8)
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue