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Standing up against hate : how black women in the Army helped change the course of WWII / Mary Cronk Farrell.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch T 940.54032 FAR (Text) 0530010679492 Young Adult Non-Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch T 940.54032 FAR (Text) 0530006152789 Young Adult Non-Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch J 940.54032 FAR (Text) 0530006152798 Juvenile Non-Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419731600
  • ISBN: 1419731602
  • Physical Description: xi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Reporting for war duty -- Second-class citizens -- Becoming officers together -- Black women persist -- Every victory counts -- Black soldiers get the dirty work -- Black WACs strike for fair jobs -- Violence targets black WACs -- Called for overseas duty -- The 6888th goes to Europe -- Welcomed as equals -- A challenge to leadership -- Mission accomplished -- Black WACs carry on.
Summary, etc.:
"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" -- publisher.
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.
Subject: Earley, Charity Adams, 1918-2002 > Juvenile literature.
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps > African American officers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps > African American officers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women soldiers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Female > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, African American > Juvenile literature.
Topic Heading: Young adult literature.

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