Award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone details the inspiring story of America’s first black paratroopers in Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles. Readers of all ages will enjoy this gorgeous book, with its large size, powerful text and dramatic photographs on nearly every page. Stone provides excellent background information about the progression of blacks in the military, as well as noting the rigorous requirements of paratrooper training during World War II. The story’s material is incredibly well-researched and presented in an easy-to-read and informative manner. Readers will appreciate the firsthand and emotional accounts of the Triple Nickles themselves. I have a hard time believing this phenomenal story is not widely known and learned so much from its content. I encourage everyone, young and old, to read this book!
Profanity/Language: 1 religious exclamation, 1 mild obscenity, 1 derogatory name.
Violence/Gore: Implied occurrence of violence and verbal threat; reports of violence involving riots, physical beatings and the attack on Pearl Harbor; a non-detailed bomb blast kills a solider.
Mature Subject Matter:
Racial discrimination and prejudice, stereotyping, war, death, Japanese Internment camps.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Mention of smoking.