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

Stone, Tanya Lee

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  • Creator Tanya Lee Stone
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013. ©2013
  • Physical Details
    • 147, [1] pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9780763651176, 0763651176, 9780763665487, 0763665487
  • OCLC ocn802319289


  • Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.


  • "A junior library guild selection"--Jacket flap.
  • "Foreword by Ashley Bryan"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-140) and index.


  • Courage has no color -- Soldiers, not servants -- I'm going to tell you a secret -- I had a mission that was [above] and beyond me -- Bets were made that Blacks would never jump -- We were going to tangle with Hitler -- We were soldiers, we did what we had to do -- The Army had no place for us -- We will have a colorless society one day -- The story behind the story
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