Today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the United States entry into World War II. The Japanese success in the attack was due to careful planning and execution. The United States at the time had some signals that such an event might happen, but the Central Intelligence Agency did not exist to separate the wheat from the chaff. We could not separate the real threats from “all the noise.” Pearl Harbor Day give us another opportunity to honor those who have served our country, but it also reminds us that we must always be alert–that it takes much work to assess threats to our country.

We launched a new series of books in 202o and started things out with Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears Winning Ways. Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears Winning Ways concisely describes Halas’s life in football and touches upon American History that took place during Halas time.  Because kids are tuned into sports, we take the opportunity to touch on a little history that readers may follow up on their own or in class at school. Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears Winning Ways is aimed at middle grade readers, which is when most kids begin their study of American History. We added learning aids to the book to make it useful for use in the classroom, the library, and home schools.

See more under the product section on this site.  Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears’ Winning Ways is written by Patrick McCaskey, grandson of George Halas.