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All-American Fighting Forces

 

This series profiles the often-overlooked military service of minority groups throughout US history.

  • American Indian Code Talkers

    All-American Fighting Forces

  • Buffalo Soldiers

    All-American Fighting Forces

  • Go for Broke Regiment

    All-American Fighting Forces

  • Harlem Hellfighters

    All-American Fighting Forces

  • Tuskegee Airmen

    All-American Fighting Forces

  • WASPs

    All-American Fighting Forces

  • BISACS: JNF025130, JNF018040, JNF007050
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Hi-Lo Reader
  • Subject: History, Military
  • Copyright: 2017
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Imprint: Bolt
  • Language: English
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Season: 2017-06-01
  • ISBN: 9781680720001
  • Title Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 9
  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 2
  • Lexile: 530
  • Guided Reading Level: M
The All-American Fighting Forces series introduces the subject of prejudice in the armed forces by focusing on minority groups who faced great obstacles in order to fight for their country. In American Indian Code Talkers, readers learn that Native Americans aided the U.S. in both WWI and WWII. Although the book does a good job of describing the mechanics of how the units did their jobs, it falls flat when explaining the codes themselves. Go for Broke Regiment spotlights the Japanese American soldiers of WWII, most of whom were recruited from internment camps. The book notes both the regiment's success and how few of these soldiers had homes to return to at the end of the war. Harlem Hellfighters explains how this decorated African American unit fought bravely during WWI, even though its soldiers faced extreme prejudice at home. Service Pilots are the subject of WASPs, which spotlights how these women took on difficult tasks-like helping to train male pilots and flying broken planes in for repair-but were not permitted to fight in WWII themselves. The books' limited text is sometimes confusing in its brevity, but the graphics will draw reluctant readers with historical photographs, colorful timelines, and startling statistics. Use these titles to spark kids' interest before moving them on to more comprehensive titles. Booklist [Dec 2016]