Courage Has No Color
Candlewick Press | 2013 | 10 and up
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Courage Has No Color
The True Story of the Triple Nickles
NAACP Image Award Winner!
Foreword by Ashley Bryan
More than 100 photographs!
Many have heard of the Tuskegee Airmen, but few know of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion--the Triple Nickle. These were our first black paratroopers. They proved the black soldiers could do anything their white counterparts could do. They even fought a little-known attack on U.S. soil by the Japanese!
Learn how these men paved the way for other black soldiers in the Army, and integrated the Army 6 months before Truman's Executive Order.
Tanya Lee Stone (author of Almost Astronauts) has done extensive original research and put the pieces of this story together in full historical context for readers young and old. A labor of love that has taken nearly 10 years, this story is finally able to be told, complete with more than 100 photographs. Theirs is an extraordinary story.
AWARDS & REVIEWS:
NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literature for Youth/Teens
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
Orbis Pictus Honor Book
Publishers Weekly Best Books 2013
Kirkus Best Books of 2013
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2014
2014 Texas Tayshas Reading List
TOP TEN ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014
ALSC 2014 Notables Children's Book AND ALSC 2014 Notables Children's Recording
YALSA Amazing Audio Pick
Washington Post's Best New Reads of 2013
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2013 Blue Ribbon List
BuzzFeed's 20 Best Children's Books of 2013
NYPL's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Booklist Editor's Choice & Booklist's 2013 "Lasting Connections"
Best Multicultural Books of 2013 (Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature)
A Parents' Choice Award Recommended Title
Kirkus (starred): "An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted and important tribute to unsung American heroes."
Publishers Weekly (starred): "A captivating look at a small but significant piece of military and civil rights history."
School Library Journal (starred): "A moving, thoughtful history...a gift to readers....a must-have for any library."
Booklist (starred): "Riveting...written with great immediacy, clarity, and authority."