Scholastic Unlawful Orders American History Book
A Portrait of Dr. James B. Williams, Tuskegee Airman, Surgeon, and Activist
Unlawful Orders is a fascinating new Scholastic American history book that tells the real story of Dr. James B. Williams.
The nonfiction hardcover book is written at a level that children ages 9 to 12 will understand, but the facts are important for all of us.
It’s been a long time since I was 12, but I enjoyed reading it and learned a lot about Dr. Williams and an US History.
The facts have been extensively researched for an accurate portrayal of historical events.
It isn’t one of those dry school books, but keeps readers engaged from start to finish.
This is a good book to read at the same time as your child, so that you can discuss what you’ve learned and seek out answers to questions it brings up.
Pub Date October 18, 2022
Binns examines the life of Dr. James B. Williams, a surgeon turned Tuskegee airman and equal rights activist, and his moral dilemma during a pivotal moment for military desegregation and civil rights history.
The Freeman Field Mutiny, spearheaded by three officers to integrate an all-white officers club at an air force training field in Indiana in 1945, was met with severe backlash from their racist commanding officers.
When asked to sign a direct order formalizing racial segregation at the airfield, JB Williams and his fellow airmen must face a choice: disobey an order and risk execution or betray their conscience.
9 to 12 years old
Grades 4 to 7
Children’s American History
Prejudice & Racism
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