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From rescue missions in the remote villages of Afghanistan to assignments in American cities after disasters such as the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina, the men and women of the U.S. military are always on call to protect their country. This riveting new series takes readers into the lives of individual soldiers who've faced terrible danger, yet have still shown uncommon bravery. Each book contains first-hand accounts of courageous, selfless acts that have sometimes cost these heroes their own lives. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor. Written in a narrative format, Acts of Courage: Inside America's Military is sure to resonate with children who have parents currently serving in the military as well as with all kids who are interested in our country's armed forces.

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Acts of Courage: Inside America's Military (5 titles)
Cover: Today's Air Force Heroes Today's Air Force Heroes 5.3
Cover: Today's Army Heroes Today's Army Heroes 5.1
Cover: Today's Coast Guard Heroes Today's Coast Guard Heroes 6.8
Cover: Today's Marine Heroes Today's Marine Heroes 5.0
Cover: Today's Navy Heroes Today's Navy Heroes 6.3
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF025130
Genre Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Acts of Courage: Inside America's Military
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781617724435, 9781617724879, 9781617725319
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dimensions 8 x 10
 

Acts of Courage

These books identify individuals from the five military service divisions who have been recently honored for heroic deeds. Brief vignettes tell the stories of the recipients’ heroism and identify the medals awarded. Readers will appreciate the photographs of the honorees that accompany the accessible texts.

Acts of Courage

These books identify individuals from the five military service divisions who have been recently honored for heroic deeds. Brief vignettes tell the stories of the recipients’ heroism and identify the medals awarded. Readers will appreciate the photographs of the honorees that accompany the accessible texts.

Acts of Courage

These slender volumes use bright backgrounds, large color photographs, and limited text to tell the stories of the military men and women who have gotten the Silver Star and other awards for bravery. Each book begins with a picture of the Twin Towers and a brief explanation of the war on terrorism, followed by a quick summary of the roots of the war in Iraq. The books don’t spend space explaining the various branches of the service—the focus here is entirely on individual war stories, with the first few heroes given two to four pages, while shorter accounts come at the end. Each group of profiles includes a nice balance of ethnicities. Today’s Air Force Heroes includes great shots of planes and offers close-ups of the medals. Today’s Army Heroes includes plenty of photographs of the honored heroes in their military gear. Today’s Marine Heroes is especially action packed and includes many exciting recaps of daring missions. Today’s Navy Heroes centers mostly on medical personnel who assist the marines, since they are the ones in the center of the action, but also includes a heroic navy photographer. Older students with weaker reading skills will not be embarrassed to be seen reading these military-themed books. The stories are gripping, and each book includes a story of one military hero who made “the greatest sacrifice.”

Acts of Courage

This series shares the combat stories of individual soldiers from diverse backgrounds and rank. The profiled service members committed outstanding acts of bravery and were decorated accordingly, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice, a fact that is emphasized throughout. The volumes start with a quick description of 9/11 or, in the case of Coast Guard, a story of a rescue mission. They move on to combat in the Middle East, and/or disaster-relief missions. Action-filled color photos enliven every spread…. This series will have the most appeal in areas with high military interest.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Full-color photographs