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American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm

This award-winning bestseller, now adapted for young readers [by Tonya Bolden], captures one of the greatest untold stories in American history. Inspired by her own family history, Gail Buckley, daughter of revered singer/actress Lena Horne, interviewed hundreds of veterans of every war since World War I to bring to life her vibrant chronicle of America’s black military heroes, from Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell.