Daddy's Heart My Heart The Purple Heart (Paperback)

By Madeline Murillo, Elizabeth Sagi, Michael S. Ryan (Photographer)

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781517291877, 34pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2015

List Price: 9.25*
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382 days...that's how long Jewel's dad has been serving overseas in the war. She loves her dad dearly and has counted the days until his homecoming. But, the dad that came back from the war is not the same dad who left. Why is Jewel's dad so different? Why are the students at Jewel's new school so cruel? Why is Jewel's dad standing on the school's stage? This heart felt story brings to light what military families know all too well...the "war" does not end when America's servicemen and women are lucky enough to walk back through that front door. This story explores the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its impact on our veterans and families. This student written short story with its vivid descriptions and broad array of figurative language make this an ideal novel for families, veterans and teachers. This short story was written by three extremely gifted sixth grade students. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Cliffside Park School #3, so that the children can continue all of their charity work (care packages to soldiers, food drives, etc.)