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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Best Shot in the West


G/E  McKissack, Patricia.  Best Shot in the West.  Chronicle, 2012.  129p.
978-0-8118-5749-9.  19.99.

  A small segment of African American history is noted in this graphic biography of Nat Love.  To support his widowed mother, younger brother and parentless nieces, Nat becomes a cowpuncher, a skillful horse rider and an expert marksman.  He earns the name "DEADWOOD DICK" when he wins every contest during a rodeo in Deadwood, S. Dakota.  Since there isn't much text, this title might serve best to peak the interest of reluctant readers.  Hopefully, they'd want to learn more details about a post Civil War cowboy.  E.M. Roublow, LAPL, San Pedro Branch.