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Publisher's Summary

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

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“Here, children can saddle up with a genuine Western hero in a narrative that hits the bull’s-eye.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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Great story and a great narration......could have kept the commercial at the end. Don't see the point.

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  • Alex
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  • 12-30-11

Bad News is Good News

A true story.
Written for kids but fine for their parents/adults too.
Good guys and bad guys.
Action.
A Black Hero.....A real-life Black hero.
Well presented.
A good choice.