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American Patriots: A Young People's Edition: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm

Authors: Buckley, Gail Lumet
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: JNF025130, JNF018010, JNF053140
ISBN: 9780307800169, Related ISBNs: 0307800164, 0375822437, 0375922431, 9780307800169, 9780375822438
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: 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.
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