The Resource America's white table, (electronic resource)

America's white table, (electronic resource)

Label
America's white table
Title
America's white table
Statement of responsibility
Margot Theis Raven ; illustrated by Mike Benny
Title variation
Americas white table
Creator
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Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The White Table is set in many mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. Solitary and solemn, it is the table where no one will ever sit. As a special gift to her Uncle John, Katie and her sisters are asked to help set the white table for dinner. As their mother explains the significance of each item placed on the table Katie comes to understand and appreciate the depth of sacrifice that her uncle, and each member of the Armed Forces and their families, may be called to give. It was just a little white table... but it felt as big as America when we helped Mama put each item on it and she told us why it was so important. 'We use a Small Table, girls,' she explained first, 'to show one soldier's lonely battle against many. We cover it with a White Cloth to honor a soldier's pure heart when he answers his country's call to duty.' 'We place a Lemon Slice and Grains of Salt on a plate to show a captive soldier's bitter fate and the tears of families waiting for loved ones to return,' she continued. 'We push an Empty Chair to the table for the missing soldiers who are not here...'
Summary
Three children set a special white table in memory of service members fallen or missing in action, and especially in honor of their Uncle Jim, a POW in Vietnam
Tone
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143285
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Raven, Margot Theis
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
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  • Benny, Mike
  • hoopla digital
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True
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  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Veterans
  • Heroes
  • Tables
Target audience
juvenile
Label
America's white table, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11414248
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781627531405
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11414248
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
America's white table, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11414248
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781627531405
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11414248
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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