Friday, January 20, 2012
Children's Book about Tuskegee Airmen Delights 'Red Tails' Movie Fans
The book features young Emma who comes from three generations of Air Force pilots and misses her father when he must travel. Her best friend Adam tries to cheer her up. Emma's great grandfather, a Tuskegee Airman, shares his life story with Emma and Adam and helps them to appreciate the spirit of service. Emma and Adam's journey to understand, honor, and capture the spirit of service for themselves will touch the hearts of both young and old. Anyone who has ever served in the military or has known someone who served will appreciate the book's universal themes of duty to country, separation from family, and the importance of saying “thank you.”
Chasing the Spirit of Service was released nationally on November 30, 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc., based out of Saint Louis, Missouri. Since then, the author and illustrator have been doing book tours in schools to teach about the Tuskegee Airmen. The book, Chasing the Spirit of Service, can be purchased online at http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/, and http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/spirit-service.htm.
Chasing the Spirit of Service is distributed in bookstores through Ingram, Bertrams, Baker & Taylor (ISBN: 978-1-61633-109-2; 1616331097). For libraries, schools, churches, independent bookstores, and shops requesting wholesale print books in bulk prices, please contact the publisher, Lynda Burch, at email@example.com.
Additional book related activities and resources for kids, parents, teachers, and military families may be found at the author’s website, http://www.kristenzajac.com/. Readers can view more of the illustrator’s commissioned artwork (paintings, portraits, murals) at the artist’s website, http://www.zhibit.org/tuckerillustrations.
For interview requests or book tour information, please contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the book trailer and to learn more about the author, illustrator, and publisher visit:
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.