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Brave Like Me

Title

Brave Like Me

Authors

Barbara Kerley

Illustrator

Lori Epstein

Publisher

National Geographic Children's Books

Pages

48 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781426323607

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Military families; parent in the military; mother in the military; father in the military

Annotation

When someone is serving our country, far from home, everyone in their family has to be brave. Including -- and sometimes especially -- the kids. This book speaks to all kids in this situation in telling the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on duty. It captures the children's worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Although the narrative tells one universal tale, the photographs depict multiple perspectives so that every reader has someone they can relate to. In the end, each child finds the strength and patience to endure the wait, showing admirable bravery and inspiring us all. An afterword looks further at the meaning of bravery and offers resources for helping kids deal with transition, deployment, and separation.

Grade Level

PK-1

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

none

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

SEASONAL SHOWCASE Lions and Lambs, 2016; None

Keywords

children of military personnel; separation; sadness; saying goodbye

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Brave Like Me

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