Articles tagged "military dogs"

Teen Talk Tuesday (9/20/16 Edition)

It’s a big month for new teen titles! Check out our new YA & YA-OK releases then tune in to Early Word YA Galley Chat later today at 4pm EST (hashtag: #ewgcya), and tell us about the YA books you’ve been reading:

THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE 2: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1984-1985: A Graphic Memoir by Riad Sattouf
THREE starred reviews! “In the second volume of an acclaimed five-part graphic memoir, originally published in France, cartoonist Sattouf captures the discomfiting and occasionally humorous details of his first year in school in a Syria that is casually anti-Semitic and not particularly kind to anyone.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

Ages 12 to 18
A powerful novel about two teenagers finding friendship, comfort, and first love in the days immediately following 9/11 as their fractured city tries to put itself back together. “A touching look at the power of selflessness, memory, and hope in the face of tragedy.” — Booklist

Ages 12 to 18
Ash Gupta is admired by his peers, enjoying his last year of classes and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. Eden Moore is the unpopular, sharp-tongued girl from the trailer park most likely to become class valedictorian. What can the future hold for two passionate souls from totally different worlds? “This is an engaging read. The narrative takes place during one semester of school, and it’s full of drama, struggles with money and grades, family turmoil, and identity issues.” — School Library Journal readmoreremove

Look at these Cute & Furry Heroes!

Warning: the photos you’re about to view of military dogs and their handlers from the YA adaptation of WAR DOGS: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love by Rebecca Frankel may give you warm fuzzies and a sense of national pride!

Staff Sergeant Robbie Whaley plays with military war dog (MWD) Boda after giving her a good grooming at Fort Carson in Colorado in December of 2011.
Layla relaxes in the arms of Cpl Brady “Pancho” Cervantes at Shir Ghazay Patrol Base, Landay Nawah County, Afghanistan. (Photo © Rita Leistner/Basetrack)

Marines’ best friend: Layla the dog. TBJ Marines on foot patrol found Layla when she was a puppy about a month and a half ago. Because of IED risk to taking her on patrols, they decided to trade her for some cigars to Cpl Brady “Pancho” Cervantes, 23, of 1/8 3rd Plt., from Dallas TX (pictured here). 2011-01-31--Shir Ghazay Patrol Base, Landay Nawah County, Afghanistan. 1st Battalion 8th Marines Bravo Company 3rd Platoon.