Torn

Torn

Hours after arriving in Afghanistan on her first tour as a British medic, Elinor—or Ellie for short—saves a soldier’s life, upsets her superiors, and survives her first firefight. It would have been an ordinary day on the front line, if it weren’t for the fact that the sniper’s on the hill were not ordinary Taliban fighters—they were children. Resolved to bring justice to the Young Martyrs, the group fighting to avenge the deaths of their parents after their village was bombed by an American drone, Ellie...

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Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

Tuesday is no ordinary golden retriever; he is Luis’s energetic service dog, a help and support in everything he does. Luis has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since he returned from war in Iraq, but thanks to Tuesday, he’s able to function far better than he could before. From the beginning until the end of each day, Tuesday is right by Luis’s side to help with basic household tasks, go on public outings together, and even visit other veterans to try to help them as well. Thanks to Tuesday...

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No Better Friend: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II (Young Readers Edition)

No Better Friend: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II (Young Readers Edition)

World War II began in the Pacific as a result of Japan’s imperialist desire to conquer its surrounding nations. In 1942, after sweeping through Siam and Malaya, Japanese forces unexpectedly overtook Britain-occupied Singapore. It was at this point that the stories of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain’s Royal Air Force, and Judy, a loyal and talented pointer, began to collide. Having both been on ships that were attacked by the Japanese, they found themselves stranded for a time until finding a way to journey across the Indonesian island of Sumatra...

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Year of the Jungle

Year of the Jungle

The Year of the Jungle is a children’s book written by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games) about the mental journey of a little girl, Suzy, trying to make sense of her father’s deployment into Vietnam. At first, ideas about “the jungle” where he’s located are pleasant and interesting, but over time, Suzy starts to get worried...

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