Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thanks to the 2014 Hub Reading Challenge and the webinar hosting the nominees to the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, I was able to read this book and thoroughly enjoyed viewing Tanya Lee Stone talk about her research for this book. Thhis book is packed with photographs, interviews and quotes from the Triple Nickels themselves and others in history. Students need to read this noteworthy book about WWII and the trying times for African Americans who wanted to serve in the war for their country and were constantly relegated to menial tasks, inferior accommodations and segregated facilities. This book is a tribute to the steadfast African American soldiers, and paratroopers in Walter Morris' words, "We succeeded where we were not expected to succeed. And we overcame the pitfalls that were put out there. We overcame. And it's a warm feeling to know that, that color has nothing to do with it. It's what's in one's hearts. One's spirit. And that...should be a lesson to all of us. We should have, and we will have, a colorless society one day. And that will be the crowning jewel in this great country's history."
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