Vaunda Micheaux Nelson received the Coretta Scott King Award for her children’s book Almost to Freedom. Here she relays the extraordinary story of Bass Reeves, a lawman in the Old West who escaped slavery to become one of the most successful U.S. Marshals in history.
©2009 Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
“Here, children can saddle up with a genuine Western hero in a narrative that hits the bull’s-eye.” (Kirkus Reviews)
A true story.
Written for kids but fine for their parents/adults too.
Good guys and bad guys.
A Black Hero.....A real-life Black hero.
A good choice.
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