Super Max’s Hero Surprise (Softcover)


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Max has a loved one currently on military deployment.

Or so she thought. ★

During a class assembly, Max gets some strong “Super Max” vibes. A special visitor has arrived at the school, and all eyes are now staring at her. Why is everyone looking at her, and who is the special visitor to the assembly?

She saw a face that mirrored hers, with eyes so full of mist.
A beaming loving grin and daisies clutched inside his fist.
She recognized the uniform with black and brown and green,
and on his chest, her last name sewn, could easily be seen.

★ Who is this special visitor? ★

Is it a brother? A Cousin? An Uncle? Her Father?

Join Max as she discovers who this surprise visitor is, and why they are setting off her “Super Max” vibes.

Written in rhyme with captivating illustrations, Super Max’s Hero Surprise will take readers on an emotional journey as it captures the strength of family ties, the emotions of living through deployment separation, and the joyous feeling of re-connection.

Facts about military kids:

  • Since 2001, more than 2 million children have experienced a parent deployed at least once.
  • Military families relocate ten times more than civilian families.
  • This averages to a move every two to three years.
  • 37% of children with a deployed parent reported that they seriously worry about what could happen to their deployed caretaker. Children in military families experience high rates of mental health, trauma, and related problems.

What readers think:

“Deployment homecoming videos always make me cry, so it’s no wonder that my eyes got a little misty when I read about Max & her dad’s reunion at the school assembly in “Super Max’s Hero Surprise.” Most people associated with the military know what it’s like to either be deployed themselves or to have a loved one that is or was deployed at some point. Separation like that is hard on the heart, mind, body, and soul for everyone involved, which is why deployment homecomings are so special, overwhelming, and emotional. It’s nice to see resources like this available to help support military families while also educating or sensitizing other Americans to the unique challenges that military families face at the same time. This book would be excellent for elementary teachers to read to students during the Month of the Military Child (i.e., April).”- Lori B

“I got a little teary eyed reading this and thinking how hard it would be to have a love one deployed and how hard it must have been for my family when our family members were deployed. I love this author/illustrator combo and the inclusive characters and beautiful graphics. Another great book for the kids library!” Casey L.



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