What It’s About
A history of the Tuskeegee Airmen, in free verse.
Why I Think You’d Like It
It is a beautiful celebration of the struggle and victory of African American pilots in WWII, illustrated with woodcuts made by the author’s son. There is a fictionalized POV character but the events and social realities are meticulously researched. Despite the pain and unfairness, this is ultimately a story of triumph and pride. It’s a celebration of the hard work, and the people of color who battled white supremacy, both at home and abroad.
References to Jim Crow, racist bullying and lynchings, but nothing graphic