Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

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Book Title
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Author
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
ISBN
9780822567646
Coretta Scott King Author Award Read about the fascinating life of Bass Reeves, who escaped slavery to become the first African American Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. As a peace officer, he was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because 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. Born into slavery in 1838, Bass had a hard and violent life, but he also had a strong sense of right and wrong that others admired. When Judge Isaac Parker tried to bring law and order to the lawless Indian Territories, he chose Bass to be a Deputy US Marshal. Bass would quickly prove a smart choice. For three decades, Bass was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He made more than 3,000 arrests, and though he was a crack shot and a quick draw, he only killed fourteen men in the line of duty. The story of Bass Reeves is the story of a remarkable African American and a remarkable hero of the Old West.Binding Type: Library BindingAuthor: Vaunda Micheaux NelsonPublisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)Published: 08/01/2009ISBN: 9780822567646Pages: 1Weight: 1.06lbsSize: 11.82h x 9.64w x 0.39dAward: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - NomineeAward: Virginia Readers Choice Award - NomineeAward: Young Hoosier Book Award - NomineeAward: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - NomineeAward: IndieFab awards - Silver Medal WinnerAward: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - RecommendedAward: Land of Enchantment Book Award - NomineeAward: Sequoyah Book Awards - NomineeAward: Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award - NomineeAward: Golden Kite - Honor BookAward: Coretta Scott King Award - WinnerAward: Spur Awards - FinalistAward: Rhode Island Children's Book Awards - NomineeAward: New Mexico Book Awards - WinnerReview Citations: Booklist 10/01/2009 pg. 39Kirkus Review - Children 10/15/2009Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 698School Library Journal 11/01/2009 pg. 134Publishers Weekly 11/02/2009 pg. 52Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2010ALA Notable Children's Books 03/01/2010 pg. 26Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 63Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In StyleAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 131426 / Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. MarshalReading Level: 5.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 0.5

Coretta Scott King Author Award
Read about the fascinating life of Bass Reeves, who escaped slavery to become the first African American Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi.

Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. As a peace officer, he was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because 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. Born into slavery in 1838, Bass had a hard and violent life, but he also had a strong sense of right and wrong that others admired. When Judge Isaac Parker tried to bring law and order to the lawless Indian Territories, he chose Bass to be a Deputy US Marshal. Bass would quickly prove a smart choice. For three decades, Bass was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He made more than 3,000 arrests, and though he was a crack shot and a quick draw, he only killed fourteen men in the line of duty. The story of Bass Reeves is the story of a remarkable African American and a remarkable hero of the Old West.



Binding Type: Library Binding
Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Published: 08/01/2009
ISBN: 9780822567646
Pages: 1
Weight: 1.06lbs
Size: 11.82h x 9.64w x 0.39d
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: IndieFab awards - Silver Medal Winner
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Land of Enchantment Book Award - Nominee
Award: Sequoyah Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Kite - Honor Book
Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Winner
Award: Spur Awards - Finalist
Award: Rhode Island Children's Book Awards - Nominee
Award: New Mexico Book Awards - Winner

Review Citations: Booklist 10/01/2009 pg. 39
Kirkus Review - Children 10/15/2009
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 698
School Library Journal 11/01/2009 pg. 134
Publishers Weekly 11/02/2009 pg. 52
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2010
ALA Notable Children's Books 03/01/2010 pg. 26
Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 63
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 131426 / Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Reading Level: 5.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 0.5

Coretta Scott King Author Award
Read about the fascinating life of Bass Reeves, who escaped slavery to become the first African American Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi.

Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. As a peace officer, he was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because 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. Born into slavery in 1838, Bass had a hard and violent life, but he also had a strong sense of right and wrong that others admired. When Judge Isaac Parker tried to bring law and order to the lawless Indian Territories, he chose Bass to be a Deputy US Marshal. Bass would quickly prove a smart choice. For three decades, Bass was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He made more than 3,000 arrests, and though he was a crack shot and a quick draw, he only killed fourteen men in the line of duty. The story of Bass Reeves is the story of a remarkable African American and a remarkable hero of the Old West.



Binding Type: Library Binding
Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Published: 08/01/2009
ISBN: 9780822567646
Pages: 1
Weight: 1.06lbs
Size: 11.82h x 9.64w x 0.39d
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: IndieFab awards - Silver Medal Winner
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Land of Enchantment Book Award - Nominee
Award: Sequoyah Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Kite - Honor Book
Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Winner
Award: Spur Awards - Finalist
Award: Rhode Island Children's Book Awards - Nominee
Award: New Mexico Book Awards - Winner

Review Citations: Booklist 10/01/2009 pg. 39
Kirkus Review - Children 10/15/2009
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 698
School Library Journal 11/01/2009 pg. 134
Publishers Weekly 11/02/2009 pg. 52
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2010
ALA Notable Children's Books 03/01/2010 pg. 26
Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 63
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 131426 / Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Reading Level: 5.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 0.5