The remarkable lives of those who have made their name defending, protecting, and serving the United States are examined in this series. Each title details a person's family background, childhood, education, and military pursuits and success. Engaging text and color photos present groundbreaking events and milestones in each person's life that led to a lasting legacy as a true military hero. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Military Heroes is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
- 2011 Amelia Bloomer List
Benjamin O Davis Jr. (Military Heroes) – Booklist Book Links Classroom Connections: Diversity in Science
Davis first saw an airplane in 1926; from then on, he knew he wanted to fly. Despite many forms of discrimination, he made his way through West Point, eventually leading the U.S. Army Air Force African American flying unit, the Ninety-Ninth Squadron. Complete with time line, source notes, and additional web and print sources, this is a well-written, well-designed resource for upper-middle readers.
Military Heroes – Horn Book Guide
Filled with photographs and archival illustrations, this series presents a range of famous and lesser-known people involved in U.S. military history. In addition to standard biographical details, the texts also examine controversies and career flops as well as successes; sidebars provide historical context. . . . The texts are useful for reports.
Military Heroes – Library Media Connection
The titles will be useful for research on these historical figures because they are easy-to-read and are richly illustrated with historical photographs, color pictures, sketches, and relevant maps. Generously illustrated timelines help students put events in perspective. Sidebars clarify important issues and concepts. Recommended.
George S. Patton (Military Heroes) – Booklist
This volume in the Military Heroes series offers a solid introduction to the controversial WWII commander. . . . Gitlin discusses how Patton aggressively pursued his goal by promoting tactical innovations and lobbying for prestigious commands. Quoting primary sources, Gitlin effectively portrays Patton as an aggressive, ambitious, courageous, often reckless, and occasionally visionary military commander.
Military Heroes – School Library Journal
Real events characterized by danger and excitement introduce readers to each individual’s character. The rush of literary adrenalin will hook readers immediately and keep them enthralled until the end. Given the dynamic topic of the series and each volume’s appealing layout, these books are likely to attract reluctant readers. In addition, sources are plentiful and well-documented, making the titles suitable for research projects. Other material is available on these subjects, but this series is noteworthy for its accessible writing, appealing layout, and high-interest history.
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (Military Heroes) – Booklist
★STARRED★ Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was an American hero, and this attractive Essential Library volume does an excellent job of introducing him as well as the times that shaped him. Readers will get a real sense of what a trailblazer Davis was, while boys especially will find the war efforts of the Tuskegee Airmen exciting. Fascinating sidebars cover everything from segregation to Roosevelt’s objectives in WWII to the executive order integrating the armed services. …this is a well-written, well-designed (dappled borders add to the effect) book with plenty of black-and-white photographs to add interest. A time line, source notes, and additional web and print resources round out this title in the Military Heroes series.