Tuesday Tucks Me InFormer Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván was wounded during his two tours in Iraq. Montalván suffered from a traumatic brain injury and also post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recovery was difficult when he returned home, and he ended up withdrawing from friends and family.
The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and his Service Dog
by Luis Carlos Montalván
Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan, 2014
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In this picture book, golden retriever service dog Tuesday shows readers what his life is like helping Montalván through daily life. He provides companionship and encouragement. Tuesday can even sense when Montalván is about to have a panic attack and can help him get through it. "Every morning my friend Louis wakes up to this... "
|"Luis has trouble with balance, and he used to struggle on the stairs. But now he grabs my handle and knows that I am there."|
I absolutely agree with the Horn Book's assessment:
"Children, even if initially just drawn in by the adorable dog pictures, will come away with a much greater understanding of the lives of both a returning vet and a service dog.”If students found this interesting and wanted to learn more, I would direct them to these books:
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