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Abrams Books for Young Readers
IL: MG - BL: 7.7 - AR Pts: 4
"Standing Up Against Hate tells the stories of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in World War II. They quickly discovered that they faced as many obstacles in the armed forces as they did in everyday life. However, they refused to back down. They interrupted careers and left family, friends, and loved ones to venture into unknown and sometimes dangerous territory. They survived racial prejudice...
IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 1
"When the United States entered World War II, it had to face its own contradictions at home. Opportunities opened up for Black people and women in support of the war effort. But ideas about race and gender didn't change as swiftly. Read the story of the first all-Black battalion in the Women's Army Corps-the Six Triple Eight-and its leader, Major Charity Adams. These women bravely confronted the racism and sexism they experienced. And they did it...
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