What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?

An impossible idea? Maybe not. During the Second World War, soldier Desmond Doss refused to carry a weapon because of his religious beliefs. Yet for his many acts of bravery as a medic, he was awarded a Congressional Medal or Honor at the end of the war.

Using a series of whimsical questions as a starting point, What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? is a collection of real-life stories about courageous people and organizations from around the world that have imaginatively helped make a difference.

With lively pages filled with Serge Bloch’s playful and witty images, What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? is a unique look at how the seemingly impossible might actually be possible.

“Inspiring and hopeful.” Kirkus Reviews

“[Heather’s] brisk reportorial style is refreshingly straightforward.” Publishers Weekly

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Be sure to check out the Dig Deeper section of this website for lots of background information about What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? — from videos to timelines to Pinterest boards.

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Also available in French from Bayard Canada.

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