Friday, November 05, 2021 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library is recognizing Veterans Day by honoring and celebrating those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I. There are about 19 million U.S. Veterans, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

To commemorate the holiday, you'll find booklists, virtual programs and more at CCPL where you can explore the history of Veterans Day and accounts from veterans. 

Visit the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library to view the World War 1: Lessons and Legacies poster exhibit throughout the month of November. The branch is also hosting a showing of the war documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old on November 10 at 10 a.m. The film uses original footage from World War I and tells the story of the war by men who were there. 

Stop by the Wando Mount Pleasant Library to create a card for a veteran until November 10. The Veteran Affairs agency will deliver them to veterans. The Wando branch will also have a display with veteran resources. 

The CCPL Facebook page will have virtual programs on November 10 and 11 where you can learn quick facts about the Armed Forces. 

If you're looking for book recommendations check out this list of reads in categories for children, teens and adults, or browse the collection we've put together on this page. 



Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner

A dog like Daisy by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb

Half A Man by Michael Morpurgo

The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA  by Brenda Woods.

Remembering Vera by Patricia Polacco

Hero Pup of World War I : Sgt. Stubby by Laurie Calkhoven

Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper spy ring  written by Enigma Alberti

Brave Like My Brother  by Marc Tyler Nobleman.

Fearless Martha: A Daughter of the American Revolution by Sheila Ingle

Jimmy's Stars by Mary Ann Rodman

Attack on Pearl Harbor by Kate Messner 

Honor bound by C. Alexander London

Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook by Beverly Patt 


Young Adult 

Mare's War by Tanita Davis

Dive!: World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific by Deborah Hopkinson

Flygirl by Sherri Smith

The Lovely War by Julie Berry

Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers

Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII by Mary Cronk Farrell

Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell

Surprising Spies and Unexpected Heroes of World War II by Karen Gray Ruelle.

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan

28 days: A Novel of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto by David Safier, translated by Helen MacCormac



The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer

The Good Soldiers by David Finkel

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

The railway man : a POW's searing account of war, brutality and forgiveness by Eric Lomax

A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home by Rob Kugler

Tribe : on homecoming and belonging by Sebastian Junger

Code talker by Chester Nez with Judith Schiess Avila

The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home by Heath Hardage Lee

All quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque

Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces / Alexandra N. Harris and Mark G. Hirsch