Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers
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Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2013.
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A 2014 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction FinalistThey 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."From Courage Has No ColorWhat did it take to be a paratrooper in World War II? Specialized training, extreme physical fitness, courage, and — until the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (the Triple Nickles) was formed — white skin.It is 1943. Americans are overseas fighting World War II to help keep the world safe from Adolf Hitler’s tyranny, safe from injustice, safe from discrimination. Yet right here at home, people with white skin have rights that people with black skin do not.What is courage? What is strength? Perhaps it is being ready to fight for your nation even when your nation isn’t ready to fight for you.
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1st ed.
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147 pages : ill. ; 26 cm.
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English
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9780763651176 (reinforced trade hardcover), 0763651176 (reinforced trade hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-140) and index.
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Stone, T. L. (2013). Courage has no color: the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press.

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Stone, Tanya Lee. 2013. Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press.

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Stone, Tanya Lee, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2013.

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Stone, Tanya Lee. Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2013. Print.

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