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Black storm comin'

Guided Reading Level: 

V

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Volume 1st, New York, p.295 (2005)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr PS3573 .I45689 B53 2005

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/6749474

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

Abstract:

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.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Lexile measure 860; Ages 11-18; Grade level 5.4; Historical fiction