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Let 'er buck! : George Fletcher, the people's champion

Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; Gordon C James
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"African American George Fletcher loved horses from an early age. When he unfairly lost the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up to a white man, the outraged audience declared him "people's champion"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Picture books for children
Nonfiction
Biographies
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.
Let 'er buck!
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018030744
Named Person: George Fletcher; George Fletcher
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; Gordon C James
ISBN: 9781512498080 1512498084
OCLC Number: 1042081411
Target Audience: 008-012.; Ages 8-12.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by Gordon C. James.

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"African American George Fletcher loved horses from an early age. When he unfairly lost the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up to a white man, the outraged audience declared him "people's champion"--Provided by publisher.

It was plain as the ears on a mule that George Fletcher was born to ride. As a boy, his favorite game was riding a make-believe bronco. And as a man, he loved nothing better than a rough-and-tumble rodeo. Life wasn't always fair to George - not all white folks took kindly to having a black cowboy in their midst. Sometimes he wasn't allowed to compete. When he could participate, he didn't always get a fair shake from the judges. But George kept right on riding. in 1911, George had the chance to prove his mettle in the Saddle Bronc Championship. It was the main attention at the Pendleton Round-Up, the biggest rodeo in the Northwest. The outcome of the event was a surprise to all who were there in more ways tha one. Celebrated author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and award-winning illustrator Gordon C. James bring George Fletcher's story to young readers for the very first time. Let 'Er Buck tells George's story with a western flair that will delight kids - and adults - who love true stories, unlikely heroes, and cowboys tales. --

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