Operation Paperback sends gently used books to military families, veterans, and soldiers serving abroad. You can help! Collect new and gently used paperback books from friends, family and neighbors. Then pack them up, add a drawing or letter, and ship them to this nonprofit organization. Details are on the Operation Paperback website.

Talk to your child:

  • Why do you think having books to read is so important to soldiers?

  • What kind of books do you think they’d like to receive?

Book to share: The Impossible Patriotism Project by Linda Skeers. Ages 4 and up. Meet Caleb, a boy stumped by an impossible assignment: make something showing patriotism. His final project is stunning in its simplicity and power.