American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm

by Bolden, Tonya.

Format: Print Book 2003
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction CHILDREN 355 BOL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  CHILDREN 355 BOL
They fought on Lexington Green the first morning of the Revolution and survived the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge. They stormed San Juan Hill with Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders and manned an anti-aircraft gun at Pearl Harbor. They are the black Americans who fought, often in foreign lands, for freedoms that they did not enjoy at home. Adapted for young readers, this dramatic story brings to life the heroism of people such as Crispus Attucks, Benjamin O. Davis, Charity Adams, and Colin Powell, and captures the spirit that drove these Americans to better their lives and demand of themselves the highest form of sacrifice.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6^-9. This adaptation of Buckley's 2001 adult book by the same name makes an important subject accessible to a younger audience. As in the earlier book, this one chronologically illuminates the struggles and achievements of America's black servicemen and -women, from the Revolutionary to the Gulf War, who protected America's freedoms while struggling for their own. Buckley provides general historical context, focusing on how black soldiers affected--and were affected by--each war as well as the discrimination they faced while in the military and at home. The prose is straightforward, if sometimes dense, and Buckley has included a number of quotes, some apparently from interviews, which, unfortunately, are not formally footnoted or sourced (the original book featured extensive documentation and information about the interviews). A brief introduction discusses the author's inspiration for the book; a selected bibliography and newly added reading list for young people are appended. Documentation aside, this is an informative, enlightening introduction, offering unusual perspectives on the American military experience through the lens of its black patriots. --Shelle Rosenfeld"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "African-American heroes take center stage in American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm by Gail Buckley, adapted for younger readers by Tonya Bolden, from the author's adult book (with the same title). The volume spotlights the role of African-Americans from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War, including Vaughn Love (who fought during the Spanish Civil War), Col. Fred V. Cherry, a POW in Vietnam, and Colin Powell, four-star general in Desert Storm. Among the women profiled: Maj. Charity Adams and Lt. Harriet Pickens, both of whom served in WWII, and Maj. Flossie Satcher, who served in Desert Storm. Direct quotes and a 16-page photo inset give the historical accounts a sense of urgency. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects African American soldiers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American soldiers -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African American soldiers.
Race relations.
United States -- History, Military -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History, Military.
Publisher New York :Crown Publishers,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles American patriots.
Contributors Buckley, Gail Lumet, 1937- American patriots.
Language English
Description 233 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-225) and index.
ISBN 0375822437
0375922431 (lib. bdg.)
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