A Teachable Moment

Another teachable moment for our nation’s young learners is here — Veterans Day. Take a minute to reflect with your children and grandchildren this weekend on the sacrifices that have been made to keep the country safe. Remind them that from the early days of our nation’s existence the citizen soldiers of America have fought for our freedom and independence.

You might also want to present them with an appropriate book or two as part of their Veterans Day-awareness. After all, the Grateful American Book Prize is all about books designed to inspire an interest in history among schoolchildren.

Here are four titles we recommend:

  • The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans by Barbara Walsh
  • H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet by Devin Scillian and Victor Juhasz
  • Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein
  • Hero Mom by Melinda Hardin and Bryan Langdo