12 February 2014
Courage Has No Color
Stone, Tanya. Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickels, America's First Black Paratroopers. Candlewick Press, 2013.
This book describes the formation, training, and work of the first group of African-American paratroopers in the U.S. Army. In addition to detailing the training and missions of this group, the book also focuses on the discrimination faced by the paratroopers in spite of their status as servicemen.
I think this is an excellent book to round out a library's collection of WWII materials, as it tells a story that not many people know. I know the students at my school would be very interested to read about this particular group of paratroopers, as well as the discrimination they dealt with even after returning from the war as decorated veterans.
Recommended for: teens, tweens, adults
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars