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Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles

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Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles
Written by Tanya Lee Stone
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ISBN-13: 9780763665487
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Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles
America’s First Black Paratroopers

author: Tanya Lee Stone

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, discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Tanya Lee Stone examines the little-known history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought in an attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of First Sergeant Walter Morris, “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.”
Front matter includes a foreword by Ashley Bryan. Back matter includes an author’s note, an appendix, a time line, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

“An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted, and important tribute to unsung American heroes.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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0763665487 /  9780763665487
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Non-Fiction / Paperback
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10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
160 / 9 1/16" x 9 7/8"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
People & Places; History; Social Topics;
author’s comments:
Tanya Lee Stone is a former editor and 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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