April 13, 2015
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
illustrations by R. Gregory Christie
Beginning with an exciting shootout, young readers will be drawn into the life of Bass Reeves, a deputy marshal who tracked down outlaws in 1875 Oklahoma. Highly intelligent with a strong sense of justice, Reeves kept order to such a degree that outlaws knew their numbers were up as soon as he had their warrants.
Colourful, lively language and bold paintings dramatize an exciting period of the American Old West.