Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781442457355, 40pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
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 plays many roles: mother, grandmother, lifelong educator, and an active member of her community. As Second Lady she has worked to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families. She teaches full time at a community college in Virginia. Raul Colon has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books including the New York Times bestselling Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt and Susanna Reich's Jose! Born to Dance. Mr. Colon lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.