“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux (2009). Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall. New York, NY: Carolrhoda Books.
Reading Level: 5th grade
Synopsis: This remarkable, well written biography of Bass Reeves was interesting to read. It has lots of great vocabulary and spoke of many great character traits of this man, born a slave in Texas in 1838 and the events of his life through 1910. This book is a Coretta Scott King Award winner.
Classroom Rationale: This book could be used in a biography unit or to further explore African American History.
CCSS.RI.5.9-Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.