Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers (Paperback)
The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763665487, 160pp.
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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.
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Praise For Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers…
Rich with detail, the pictures not only complement the narrative, but also tell a stirring story of their own, chronicling the triumphs and frustrations of the soldiers as they pursued their dreams. Complete accessibility to a wide range of readers, coupled with expert research and meticulous care, makes this a must-have for any library.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted and important tribute to unsung American heroes.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A captivating look at a small but significant piece of military and civil rights history.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Written with great immediacy, clarity, and authority, Stone’s vivid narrative draws readers into the Triple Nickle’s wartime experiences. Many well-chosen quotes enhance the text, while excellent black-and-white illustrations, mainly photos, document both the men of the 555th and racial prejudice on the home front...This handsome volume documents the sometimes harrowing, often frustrating, and ultimately rewarding experiences of the Triple Nickles.
—Booklist (starred review)