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Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers (Junior Library Guild Selection)

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They became America’s first black paratroopers. Why was their story never told? Sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone reveals the history of the Triple Nickles during World War II.

World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men are segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties. At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris’s men serve as guards at The Parachute School, while the white soldiers prepare to be paratroopers. Morris knows that for his men to be treated like soldiers, they have to train and act like them, but would the military elite and politicians recognize the potential of these men as well as their passion for serving their country? Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought in a little-known attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of Morris, "proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability."

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"Stone (Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream) opens with an enticing question, 'What is it like to jump out of an airplane?' The answer, which lets readers imagine doing just that as a paratrooper, will immediately draw them into this thorough story of the U.S. military's first black paratroopers. More than just an account of their endeavors during WWII, the narrative takes on a broader perspective as it contextualizes the story of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion. Set against the entrenched racism of the 1940s, the nine chapters include asides about media stereotypes regarding African-Americans and how photographs of black soldiers were often left out of the military record. Myriad quotations from personal interviews and more than 100 b&w photos reveal the heroism and perseverance of these groundbreaking men. While they didn't see combat (they were instead sent out West to become smoke jumpers), Stone's final chapters reveal how the Triple Nickles' service helped integrate both the military and society at large. A captivating look at a small but significant piece of military and civil rights history. Ages 10 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Tanya Lee Stone is the Robert F. Sibert Award-winning author of Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. This new book was seven years in the making, as she did extensive original research and tracked down archival photos. Tanya Lee Stone lives in Vermont.

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venkatraman.padma, February 3, 2013 (view all comments by venkatraman.padma)
Siebert Medallist and established author of several books, Tanya Lee Stone, has written another book worthy of the highest honors and awards. The story of Tuskagee and the bravery of the African Americans who contributed to the war effort was known to me and I am delighted that this book will make their story available to a wider audience. Not just merely "known" to a wider audience, but actually told in a way that is absolutely riveting. Just as her story about the "13 women who dared to dream" read the way the best fiction reads, so does "Courage has no color". Stone does extensive and painstaking research - and this book's depth reveals how much hard work she has done, in addition to displaying her remarkable talent as one of today's foremost nonfiction writers for children and young adults.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763651176
Author:
Stone, Tanya Lee
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.16 x 9.53 x 0.69 in 1.905 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stone (Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream) opens with an enticing question, 'What is it like to jump out of an airplane?' The answer, which lets readers imagine doing just that as a paratrooper, will immediately draw them into this thorough story of the U.S. military's first black paratroopers. More than just an account of their endeavors during WWII, the narrative takes on a broader perspective as it contextualizes the story of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion. Set against the entrenched racism of the 1940s, the nine chapters include asides about media stereotypes regarding African-Americans and how photographs of black soldiers were often left out of the military record. Myriad quotations from personal interviews and more than 100 b&w photos reveal the heroism and perseverance of these groundbreaking men. While they didn't see combat (they were instead sent out West to become smoke jumpers), Stone's final chapters reveal how the Triple Nickles' service helped integrate both the military and society at large. A captivating look at a small but significant piece of military and civil rights history. Ages 10 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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