Thursday, May 5, 2016

On the Homefront

The entire month of May has been designated as Military Appreciation Month, with days being set aside for different aspects of military service. Tomorrow, May 6, 2016, is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and the library has selected the following resources to help the spouses and children of those who are deployed. The library staff thanks the families at home who sacrifice so that their loved ones can serve and protect the United States of America.

The book resources below can be borrowed from the library, and if you need help locating any of the books you may ask a librarian for assistance.

The library also has a website dedicated to military personnel and their families.

Books for spouses of service members:

Coming Back Together: A Guide to Successful Reintegration after Your Partner Returns from Military Deployment by Steven Sayers; 646.782 S274c
A psychologist guides readers through the transitions spouses and families encounter when a service member returns home.

The Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard; 616.8521 B782i
This is a guide to help those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and the families of those who served to adjust as they are reunited.

Books for children of service members:

Coming Home written and illustrated by Greg Ruth; JF R
A boy waits for his mother to come home from her deployment in the military.

Crow Call written by Lois Lowry and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline; JF L
When her father comes back from serving in World War II, Liz does not really know him well until they reconnect hunting for crows.

Hero Dad and Hero Mom  written by Melinda Hardin and illustrated by Bryan Langdo; JF H
The heroes in these books are mothers and fathers who serve in the military.

Nubs: The Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle by Brian Dennis; JF D
A Marine and an abandoned dog become friends in this book which is based on a true story.

A Year in the Jungle written by Suzanne Collins and illustrated by James Proimos; JF C
The author of the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy tells about what her life was like when her father was away serving in the Vietnam War.

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