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Books About War for Young Readers

Introduce the difficult topic of war to young children on Memorial Day – or any day.
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In 1776
by Jean Marzollo Illustrated by Steve Björkman

When the American colonists felt they were being treated unfairly by the British, they decided to do something about it. With the help of brave citizens like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, America won the Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence was born.

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Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad
by Henry Cole Illustrated by Henry Cole

In an accessible wordless picture book, Henry Cole reveals the story of a young Southern farm girl who discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn. This original story is filled with hope and love.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $11.89

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A. Lincoln and Me
by Louise Borden Illustrated by Ted Lewin

Skinny as a beanpole and tall for his age, an awkward boy learns that Abraham Lincoln was called "gorilla," "baboon," and "backwoods hick." Yet, along with big feet and big hands, Lincoln had a big heart and the great ability to keep a nation together.

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Crow Call
by Lois Lowry Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Lois Lowry makes her picture book debut with a powerful story drawn from her own childhood. Dad has been away fighting in World War II for longer than Liz can remember, and now they begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, tender conversation, and the crow call.

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