Black storm comin'
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Source:Margaret K. McElderry Books, Volume 1st, New York, p.295 (2005)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3573 .I45689 B53 2005
Keywords:Frontier and pioneer life--Fiction, Identity--Fiction, Pony express--Fiction, Racially mixed people--Fiction, Self-acceptance--Fiction, Slavery--Fiction, Spur Award, 2006, United States--History--1815-1861--Fiction, West (U.S.)--History--19th century--Fiction
Summary: Twelve-year-old Colton, son of a black mother and a white father, takes a job with the Pony Express in 1860 after his father abandons the family on their California-bound wagon train, and risks his life to deliver an important letter that may affect the growing conflict between the North and South.
Lexile measure 860; Ages 11-18; Grade level 5.4; Historical fiction