Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first black paratroopers by Stone, Tanya Lee (#0705NJ7)

cover_image

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

by Stone, Tanya Lee
Paperback Candlewick Press, 2013

$17.99

Overview
From the Publisher
"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.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 02/01/13
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 01/01/13
  • Christian Library Journal, 05/01/14
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/13
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 11/15/12
  • Library Media Connection, 08/01/13
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 11/12/12
  • School Library Journal starred, 01/01/13
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 04/01/13
  • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults-Nominees, 2014
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: October 8, 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Dewey: 940.54
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 147 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-6548-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-6548-7
  • Follett Number: 0705NJ7
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 8.0
  • ATOS Book Level: 8
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 5
  • AR Quiz: 156351EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 10.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 9
  • Lexile: 1090L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Z