Carrying the Flame

A Hero in My Heart

by Elizabeth Schloemann & Illustrated by Steven Adams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/11/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 46
ISBN : 9781480862227
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 46
ISBN : 9781480862241
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 46
ISBN : 9781480862234

About the Book

Our fallen heroes make the ultimate sacrifices for our country. At home, their families make a silent sacrifice. Death can be difficult to process and even more difficult for children to understand.

In her book, Carrying the Flame: A Hero in My Heart, author Elizabeth Schloemann explains honor, pride, grief, and every emotion in between to the children left behind. The book helps surviving families deal with and accept how they feel. They will learn it is all right to be angry at the lost family member as well as to be sad. This story also invites children to remember their fallen heroes through play and special memories.

Told in verse, with illustrations by Steven Adams, Carrying the Flame: A Hero in My Heart will comfort those for whom the country owes a deep expression of gratitude for the service of their fallen heroes.

About the Author

Elizabeth Schloemann is a captain in the US Army, whose husband took his own life shortly after a tour in Afghanistan. She has published several articles about the effects of suicide on the family. She is currently raising the couple's two young sons.