More Than Words

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central LibraryLibrary Takeout

More Than Words

A reading list by and about America's Veterans

DC Public Library is honoring Veterans all month. Read along with us as we discover the stories of Veterans and books about their experiences as they walk the battlefield and the streets of home.


Cherry, by Nico Walker  
The Yellow Birds,
by Kevin Powers
Home, by Toni Morrison  
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, by Sloan Wilson  
Redeployment, by Phil Klay  
All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque  
The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane  
The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien  
The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer  
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

The Things They Cannot Say, by Kevin Sites  
Shoot Like A Girl : One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan & On The Home Front, by Mary Jennings Hegar   

For Teens
Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers  
Captured: An American Prisoner of War, by Alvin Townley  

For Children
Good night Captain Mama/Buenas noches Capitán Mama, by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato  
Tuesday Takes Me There: The Healing Journey of a Veteran and His Service Dog, by Montalvan, Witter & Dion
What Are the Paralympic Games? by Gail Herman

Are you a Veteran who is considering sharing your own story or is ready to write it out? Join our monthly Veterans writing circle, More Than Words.