Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops (Hardcover)
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Inspired by her own granddaughter Natalie, Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, tells a story through a child's eyes of what family life is like when a parent is at war across the world.
When her father leaves for a year of being at war, Natalie knows that she will miss him. Natalie is proud of her father, but there is nothing to stop her from wishing he was home. Some things do help her feel better. Natalie works with her Nana to send her dad and the other service men and women cookies and treats they have made. Natalie, her mom, and her brother can see and talk to Dad over the computer, and the kindness of friends at school and at church help her feel supported and loved. But there is nothing like the day when her Dad comes home at last.
About the Author
Jill Biden, the wife of Vice-President Joe Biden, has long been a strong supporter and advocate for military families. Her eldest son, Beau Biden, Natalie's father, was deployed to Iraq two years ago. In April 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden joined together to start a national initiative, "Joining Forces," to encourage Americans to join together to support military families in their communities. Jill Biden frequently travels across America and abroad to speak to troops and their families.
Colon has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including the "New York Times" bestselling "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt, Susanna Reich's "Jose! Born to Dance", and Jill Biden's "Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops"." "Mr. Colon lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.
Raul Colon has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including "Draw!"; the "New York Times" bestselling "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt; Susanna Reich s "Jose! Born to Dance"; and Jill Biden s "Don t Forget, God Bless Our Troops". Mr. Colon lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.