Americas White Table
The White Table is set in many mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. Solitary and solemn, it is the table where no one will ever sit.
As a special gift to her Uncle John, Katie and her sisters are asked to help set the white table for dinner. As their mother explains the s...more
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Characteristics that support the genre: The story details accounts of what happened in the past during the Vietnam War. It could represent any war and the feelings of our country men and women.
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Personal Response: Many children today do not know there are still service people missing from all wars, not just the Vietnam War. This book is a remembrance to those POW/MIAs still missing and unaccounted for. It also gives hope to the families who wait. The little white table meant even more to Katie. She is the one who wrote this story for all Americans who proudly serve their country.
Evaluation: The entire book jacket illustrates the white table with its symbolic items: the l ...more
The focus of the book is about celebrating Veteran's Day by setting "the little white table." I am not sure of its accuracy (meaning if anyone else sits a white table) but the images and sentiment are so vivid.
A must read for everyone! ...more
This is one of those picture books that gives you chills when you read it. The words to My Country 'Tis of Thee appear beneath text and mirror illustrations on select pages and the effect is very poetic and moving.
A highly recommended read for Memorial Day or Veterans Day. ...more