Why consider books for military children?

“Recent estimates indicate that more than two million children have experienced parental deployment since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.”

DeVoe ER, Ross A. (2012) The parenting cycle of deployment. Military Medicine. 177(2):184-90.

“Although the events of 9-11 changed the lives of all Americans, the children of deployed service members have faced particularly unique and stressful challenges.”

Beth Ellen Davis, MD, MPH, FAAPa,b, Gregory S. Blaschke, MD, MPH, FAAPa,c, and Elisabeth M. Stafford, MD, FAAPd,e (2012) Military Children, Families, and Communities: Supporting Those Who Serve. Pediatrics: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 129 (Supplement 1):S3 -S10. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3797c

Ten years ago I created a website called Books for Military Children to highlight and evaluate books featuring children with parents in the United States military. A lot has changed in ten years: ongoing wars; extended and repeated parental deployments; new research on military children and dozens of new books published. Another thing that has moved forward is the technology – my website is looking very dated and I am more interested in making the information about books for military children available, than learning how to code, so I have created this blog to write in depth reviews of some books and create lists of books to help any military child, military parent, teacher, librarian or anyone interested,

Welcome! Please return to learn about Books for Military Children – books old and new, research about military children and, when relevant, how these relate to my own family’s experiences.

Jan Marry

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