A fun, original and non-fictional children's book about a decorated world war II hero. Includes 20 lesson plan and activity ideas for teachers and parents. Topics American and Military History, WWI, WWII, Geography, Japanese Cultural/Yen, Map of Europe, Patriotism (ebook)
Spotting heroes in a crowd calls for a refined eye. John Marion’s story may help your kids identify qualities worth cultivating in themselves.
– Maurice A. Barboza, Founder, National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. and member of the Sons of the American Revolution
Tina Jones is a master of research and a brilliant writer who combines those talents in an easy-to-read personal history lesson, one with which she is intimately familiar. “Mothballs, Mothballs All in the Hall” is a poignant story about her beloved uncle, Sgt. John C. Marion, a World War II hero who is remembered by all who came in contact with him for his generosity and engaging human spirit. The book is illustrated with vintage photographs of Sgt. Marion that are striking because he was an African-American soldier. Most history books downplay the role of African Americans in World War II. This book should be read by children of all races and cultures, and by their parents and grandparents, too. Mr. Marion was a special man, and his story, well-told, will inspire future generations.
- BILL HENDRICK, Journalist
Reporter and writer several news organizations including the Atlanta-Journal Constitution newspaper and WebMD