New Books for Memorial Day

Here are three new titles, all in picture book format, that share themes of caring for soldiers:

Knit Your Bit
Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story by Deborah Hopkinson

When his father leaves to fight in World War I, Mikey joins the Central Park Knitting Bee to help knit clothing for soldiers overseas.

The Poppy Lady
The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh

Known as the Poppy Lady, Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, successfully established the Flanders Field Memorial Poppy as a universal symbol of tribute and support for veterans and their families during World War I and II.

Revolutionary Friends
Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette by Selene Castrovilla

With a common cause, Washington and Lafayette develop a friendship marked by hero-worship on one side and fatherly affection on the other.

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