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Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers

Author: Tanya Lee Stone; Ashley Bryan; Candlewick Press,
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.
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Genre/Form: Orbis Pictus Award: Honor book
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Photographs
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya Lee Stone; Ashley Bryan; Candlewick Press,
ISBN: 9780763651176 0763651176 9780763665487 0763665487
OCLC Number: 802319289
Notes: "A junior library guild selection"--Jacket flap.
"Foreword by Ashley Bryan"--Cover.
Awards: American Library Association Notable Books for Children Award, 2014.
Orbis Pictus Honor, 2014.
YALSA-ALA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Finalist, 2014.
Target Audience: 1090; Grade 5-up.
Description: 147, [1] pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Courage has no color --
Soldiers, not servants --
I'm going to tell you a secret --
I had a mission that was [above] and beyond me --
Bets were made that Blacks would never jump --
We were going to tangle with Hitler --
We were soldiers, we did what we had to do --
The Army had no place for us --
We will have a colorless society one day --
The story behind the story.
Other Titles: Triple Nickles
America's first Black paratroopers
Responsibility: Tanya Lee Stone.

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Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.

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