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Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II


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Double Victory tells the stories of African American women who did extraordinary things to help their country during World War II. In these pages young readers meet a range of remarkable women: war workers, political activists, military women, volunteers, and entertainers. Some, such as Mary McLeod Bethune and Lena Horne, were celebrated in their lifetimes and are well known today. But many others fought discrimination at home and abroad in order to contribute to the war effort yet were overlooked during those years and forgotten by later generations.

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 - 9
  • Series: Women of Action
  • Hardcover 272 pages