Book by Minnesota Author, Dr. Artika Tyner, Wins Honorable Mention in Story Monsters® Book Awards

By: Planting People Growing Justice
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - July 27, 2023 - PRLog -- "The Courageous Six Triple Eight: The All-Black Female Battalion of World War II," has received honorable mention in Story Monsters® Book Awards historical nonfiction category. Written by St. Paul resident, Dr. Artika Tyner, and illustrated by Cynthia Paul, the book tells the true story of the first and only all-Black battalion in the Women's Army Corps and the critical contribution they made during World War II.

The book is available on Amazon in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover edition. It's part of the Women Warriors of World War II series. The children's book is 32 pages and for reading ages 8-11. The 6888th Battalion of the Central Postal Directory of the Women's Army Corp began by clearing a two-year backlog of mail in a record three months.

The 855 Black women of the 6888th Battalion continued to ensure the lines of communication remained open, thereby boosting morale. By the war's end, they had delivered more than 17 million pieces of mail to over 7,000 soldiers, government personnel, and Red Cross workers in the European Theater of Operations.

It was an extraordinary task made possible by the Herculean effort of the battalion. There was no internet at that time. The only way for soldiers to communicate with family was via traditional mail. The battalion accomplished their feat while fighting personal battles of racism, sexism, and discrimination.

Story Monsters® ( is home to the award-winning Story Monsters Ink® magazine. It's the literary resource for teachers, librarians, and the marketing and production solution for authors and publishers of children's books. Story Monsters® also presents the coveted Purple Dragonfly Award in children's books.

The acknowledgment of "The Courageous Six Triple Eight: The All-Black Female Battalion of World War II" ( in the Story Monsters® book awards is a tribute to Tyner as a writer. It also honors the bravery, courage, and patriotism demonstrated by the Black women of the 6888th Battalion.

About Dr.  Artika Tyner
Dr. Artika Tyner is a passionate educator, author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. Tyner is the founder of Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore. In recognition of her leadership and service, she is the recipient of more than two dozen awards that include: Women in Business, American Small Business Champion, International Educator Citizen, and American Bar Association Difference Makers. Connect with her on LinkedIn,  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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