Illustrator Paul Dillon talks about the establishment of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum, creation of the book N is for Never Forget: POW-MIA A to Z, and meaningful stories about prisoners of war and missing in action with Kathy Lawton Brown of Radio Arts Foundation – Saint Louis, 107.3 FM (1/16/18, .mp3/41MB)
First edition books with keepsake jackets are available from the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum AND MilitaryFamilyBooks.com while supplies last.
“War is a tough topic to explain to children. The human cost of war is even harder to understand. N is for Never Forget helps families and teachers tackle these challenging concepts in a kid-friendly format. … Polette hasn’t shied away from the tough stuff, honestly sharing that service members died, were tortured, or starved while captured by the enemy. However, her treatment of it is fair and sensitive. … Throughout this book, real POW/MIA stories and experiences are shared. Having real people intertwined with the bigger topics … grounds the story and provides a dose of humanity.” —Meg Flanagan, MilKidsEd.com
“True stories and compelling portraits of bravery from World Wars I and II to Vietnam, Korea, and the Iraq War forge a patriotic introduction from A to Z of some of America’s most famous memorials and the men and women who inspired them. Thoughtful paintings in somber tones accompany each letter of the alphabet, and children are encouraged to honor many unsung heroes while celebrating themes of honor, justice, devotion, and sacrifice.” —Pallas Gates McCorquodale in Foreword Reviews
“N is for Never Forget is so packed with riveting real-life stories, fascinating facts about POWs and MIAs, and unique art and illustrations, I found myself lost in its pages…. For a moment, I almost forgot that this book was for kids.” —Lisa Smith Molinari in Stars and Stripes
“N is for Never Forget: POW-MIA A-Z should be in every elementary and middle school library in this country … ideal for a classroom discussion or for families who are looking for meaningful ways to honor veterans in their communities. This book can serve as a guide to help parents and educators teach children about service and sacrifice. … My hope is that more Americans can teach their children about the true cost of freedom. Reading this book is a good place to start.”—Kathleen M. Rodgers for Military Spouse Book Review
“A tremendous endeavor…beautiful, gripping illustrations.” —Kathy Lawton Brown, Radio Arts Foundation—St Louis, 107.3 FM
“It is spectacular … for people of all ages. Paul Dillon is just a brilliant artist.”—Blanquita Cullum, host of “The Hard Question”—1590WCGO Chicago.