Operation Yes (Hardcover)

By Sara Lewis Holmes

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545107952, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List

“Bo's life is centered on a North Carolina Air Force Base, but what has always seemed like a cozy world gets shaken up when he starts sixth grade. There's a new teacher who challenges all his ideas, a cousin who has come to join his family while her mom is deployed to Iraq, and even some change stirring in his own family. Lots of humor and can-do attitudes make Bo and his friends worth getting to know.”
— Julie Wilson, The Bookworm, Omaha, NE
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No one in her sixth-grade class knows quite what to make of Ms. Loupe, with her short hair, her taped square "stage" on the floor, and the interest in improvisational theatre. After all, their school is on an Air Force base--a place that values discipline more than improv. But her students soon come to love her fresh approach; and when her dear brother goes missing in Afghanistan, and Ms. Loupe herself breaks down, they band together to support their teacher. What starts as a class fundraiser expands into a nationwide effort for all injured troops, and an amazing vision of community and hope.

About the Author

Sara Lewis Holmes is the author of Letters from Rapunzel and Operation Yes. As the wife of an Air Force pilot, she has lived, written, and raised a family in eleven states and three countries, including Germany and Japan. She currently resides in Washington, DC. Please visit her online at www.saralewisholmes.com and @saralewisholmes.