Standing Up Against Hate : How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII
by Mary Cronk Farrell


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 and discrimination with dignity, succeeded in jobs women had never worked before, and made crucial contributions to the military war effort. The book centers around Charity Adams, who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas and became the highest ranking African American woman in the military by the end of the war. Along with Adams's story are those of other black women who played a crucial role in integrating the armed forces. Their tales are both inspiring and heart-wrenching. The book includes a timeline, bibliography, and index.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781419731600
  • ISBN-10: 1419731602
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: January 2019
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 11-14
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Military & Wars

 
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