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

By Tanya Lee Stone

“An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted, and important tribute to unsung American heroes.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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.

  • By the Sibert Medal-winning author of Almost Astronauts.
  • Previously untold story of an all-black paratrooper unit in WWII
  • Hard-hitting narrative non-fi ction that illuminates race issues in the military.

About the author

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.

ISBN: 9780763665487
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Dimensions: 229 x 250mm, 160pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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