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The Harlem Hellfighters

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New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and renowned filmmaker Bill Miles deftly tell the true story of the unsung American heroes of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World War I in The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage.

At a time of widespread bigotry and racism, the African American soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment put their lives on the line in
ebook, 160 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published December 27th 2005)
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Charles Martin
Walter Dean Myers focuses primarily on the African American experience in his writing, and this nonfiction text is no exception. The book is full of various pictures, memos, quotations, letters, posters, etc. which really aid the telling of the story. The second half of the text is much more personal and engaging than the first half -- which I credit to the inclusion of more specific anecdotal stories about specific soldiers. I still feel the book only scratches the surface about the experience; ...more
Solid little history of the 369th Infantry Regiment, an all-black American National Guard unit that served under French command in WWI. The best parts are the chapters that establish the context for the story of the regiment. The chapters "War in Europe" and "Trench Warfare" are the best coverage we have in the children's department of WWI. Complex issues and grim realities are presented in an age-appropriate way, without dumbing-down or sentimentalism - no mean feat, judging by the much of the ...more
The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage by Walter Dean Myers and Bill Miles is a book for ages 9-12 and chronicles the exploits of the “Harlem Hellfighters,” who were African-American soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World War 1. Miles writes the preface to the book and talks about his personal connection to the unit and Harlem, eventually becoming the unit historian.

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Hisham itani
the title of that book is: THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS, and the author is Walter Dean Myers and Bill Miles,
this novels compare to The Restless Dead, the book is unique and special because he talk about the history of the world between 1916-1948.
the evens of that book is the war between the great country like Germany, America,and other country...
i like that book because he teach me about the history of world and how was the war,soldier,weapon,the actions in the past.
A history of the Harlem Hellfighters, a black military regiment who were organized and trained to fight in World War I. The photography as well the reproductions of posters, military letters, etc. was great, however the writing for me was just okay. I would still recommend it for the interesting subject and the glimpse into life for African Americans during that time period.
Anthony(the world class soccer player
i recently finished this and thought it was pretty good actually it mainly talks about there trainig up to the world war I.
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Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia but moved to Harlem with his foster parents at age three. He was brought up and went to public school there. He attended Stuyvesant High School until the age of seventeen when he joined the army.

After serving four years in the army, he worked at various jobs and earned a BA from Empi
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