P&P Live! Jeff Gottesfeld and Matt Tavares-Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 6:00pm

This powerful book introduces young readers to the story of the unknown soldiers who perished defending our country and the brave men and women who guard their tomb. Through the voice of the original unknown soldier, young readers are delicately introduced to the grim realities of war – that not all soldiers who fall are identified and returned to the families and friends who grieve them deeply. They learn about the founding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Arlington National Cemetery, and the service members who keep watch day and night, in all weather conditions, with precision and dedication. They witness the comfort the memorial provides to families struggling with great loss.

November 2021 marks the centennial anniversary of the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and will be marked with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and around the country. Through evocative images and well-researched text, this book provides a moving introduction to the story, a starting place for further discussion with parents and educators.

Jeff Gottesfeld is an acclaimed writer whose work has won awards from the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, and the National Council for the Social Studies. He has previously written for adult, teen, middle-grade, and picture book audiences. His books include No Steps Behind and The Tree in the Courtyard.

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Crossing Niagara, Henry Aaron’s Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, Becoming Babe Ruth, Growing Up Pedro, as well as Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, and Mudball. He is also the creator of the modern Christmas tales Red and Lulu and the New York Times bestseller Dasher. He has also illustrated numerous books written by other authors.

Ages 5-10

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Cover Image
By Jeff Gottesfeld, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536201482
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2021

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