Soldier Mom
Soldier Mom
Soldier Mom
Alice Mead
Jasmyn Williams is shocked and angry when her mother, a member of the Army Reserve, is called up for service during the Persian Gulf War. While Jas comes to understand that her mother has to do her job, she wonders, should a mother have a job that might require abandoning her children? "Jasmyn's ready for her big seventh-grade season in basketball . . . when her home life bounces out of control . . . There's an emotional impact here that will resound with other youngsters making sacrifices." – The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Jas, a 12 year old girl who has everything she needs, a mom who works for the army at an office close to home, (She orders supplies and ships them to soldiers.), a cute 10 month old baby brother who is good to cheer you up, and a game that she is good at, basketball. But she also has a nuisance, her mom's boyfriend, and her little brother's dad, Jake. He is so irresponsible! Jas just goes on with life,even though Jake is SO annoying, and makes team captain for her b-ball team. Everything is fine and dandy until Paula, Jas's mom, gets a phone call.

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