RHS Book Club
Hosted by the Radnor Library Board
April Book Club Pick: Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers
Read this book and join us for lunch in the Black Box on Friday, April 10th.
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." (Titlewave)
Available in the RHS Library and on Overdrive: Many copies!! Thanks to Radnor Educational Foundation for providing the funds.
Booklist starred 02/01/13
Kirkus Reviews starred 11/15/12
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 01/01/13
Library Media Connection 08/01/13
Christian Library Journal 05/01/14
Publishers Weekly starred 11/12/12
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/13
School Library Journal starred 01/01/13
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/13
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) 04/01/13