A LIFE OF SERVICE: THE STORY OF TAMMY DUCKWORTH
Hooray for this amazing woman!! Christina Soontornvat reached out to me about this project, and I was so proud to join in! And now, she is a two-time Newbery Honor recipient!! How did I get so lucky!
About this book:
Thai American creators portray the inspirational and barrier-breaking life of Senator Tammy Duckworth in a picture book tribute to an extraordinary woman.
Given Tammy Duckworth’s personal heroism as an Army veteran, her stunning recovery from injuries sustained in the line of duty, and her subsequent career as an influential US senator, it’s easy to see why Joe Biden earmarked her as a possible running mate during his Democratic presidential campaign. Senator Duckworth has logged a long list of firsts during her tenure as the first Thai American member of Congress, including being the first woman with a disability to serve in the House and Senate. But it is her tireless determination to keep going against staggering odds that will rivet readers of all ages.
Christina Soontornvat’s narrative biography of this groundbreaking military veteran and rising political star will inspire readers to dream and achieve. Evoking Senator Duckworth’s spirited nature with sensitivity and joy, this dramatic account of a life lived in the service of others includes a time line and suggestions for further reading.