Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stars Above Us

Amanda does not want to go to sleep because she is afraid of the dark. Her daddy takes her outside to show her that many wonderful things are happening in the dark. Especially wonderful are the stars, so Amanda and her dad cut out stars, apply glow-in-the-dark paint, and paste them to her ceiling. Daddy asks Amanda to remember the North Star while he is away on military service.

Stars Above Us, written by Geoffrey Norman and illustrated by E.B. Lewis (The Other Side, Coming On Home Soon), is a touching story of a family's love and the separation they face when a parent is called into military duty. One of our second grade classes read this book yesterday and the teacher said Stars Above Us struck a perfect tone for remembering Veterans Day.

Thank you to all of our soldiers past and present and their families for their service to our country.

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