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Veterans Day Reading for Kids

Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served in the military. This can be a hard topic to discuss with children, even though it affects children profoundly to have a family member in military service. Here’s a wonderful book written from the perspective of a young boy whose big brother goes to serve in the army:


Veterans Day is also a perfect time to talk about peace with children. Because what better way is there to respect the lives of soldiers than by fostering peace in the world? 

The Jane Addams Peace Association gives out yearly awards to children’s books that “effectively promote the cause of peacesocial justiceworld community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.” 

Check out their list of past winners here for some great ideas of books to share with the kids in your life. 


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