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Slide 5: Next up I want to talk about Dive! By Deborah Hopkinson. This is a nonfiction book geared toward older readers; however, on pages 144-147, she features African-American men who served in the Navy. The first African-American man to earn a Naval Cross in WWII was Dorie Miller. We also learn that there wasn’t an African American commander of a U.S. naval submarine until 1983, Captain Peter Tzomes. There are only a few pages here dedicated to African-American men, but they really highlight their dedication and bravery as well as the discrimination they faced in the U.S. Navy.
Slide 9: Finally, I want to talk about two historical fiction novels that feature females in the war. The first one is by Sherri Smith. I haven’t read Flygirl; however, she wrote Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? which is fantastic. I definitely will be reading Flygirl now that I know about it. Last, I want to talk about Code Name Verity. Again, this is for your older readers, people in high school. This is one of my favorite novels of all time. Every time I read it I am inspired by the characters’ dedication and bravery. Their courage is more impressive than any other character or person I’ve ever read about my entire life. I highly recommend Code Name Verity and I cannot wait to read Flygirl by Sherri Smith.
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