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The Courageous Six Triple Eight

Women Warriors of World War II.

During World War II, women served the Allied forces in many remarkable ways. Some were spies and activists working behind enemy lines. Others were nurses and soldiers dedicated to making a difference. Through action-packed, full-color graphic novels, get to know the courageous women warrios who took risks, defied expectations, confronted the enemy, and even gave their lives to help win the war.

The Courageous Six Triple Eight: The All-Black Female Battalion of World War II.

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 while creating a system to make sure millions of letters and packages got to soldiers fighting in Europe. From the Women Warriors of World War II graphic novel series, this inspiring story will introduce readers to heroes who were victorious in more ways than one.


Written by: Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Illustrated by: Cynthia Paul



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