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Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal

Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; R Gregory Christie
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. Bass always got his man, dead or alive. He achieved all this in spite of whites who didn't like the notion of a black lawman. The true story of former slave Bass Reeves, is the story of a remarkable African American hero of the Old West.
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Bass Reeves; Bass Reeves
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; R Gregory Christie
ISBN: 9780822567646 0822567644
OCLC Number: 191317772
Notes: Includes timeline, list of western vocabulary words, and articles on Judge Isaac C. Parker and the Indian territory that gained statehood as Oklahoma.
Reading level: age 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2010.
ALA Notable book, 2010.
Carter G. Woodson Honor Book, 2010
Golden Kite Honor, 2010
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.; Elementary Grade.; 860
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Responsibility: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrations by R. Gregory Christie.

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Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. Bass always got his man, dead or alive. He achieved all this in spite of whites who didn't like the notion of a black lawman. The true story of former slave Bass Reeves, is the story of a remarkable African American hero of the Old West.

This biography profiles the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in the area that was to become Oklahoma.

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