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Bad News for Outlaws
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal | Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
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This biography profiles the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in the area that was to become Oklahoma.
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TieDyeDude
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A great children's book detailing the life of the absolute badass Bass Reeves. A review I read said something about it putting Reeves on a pedestal, but when there are so many children's books praising problematic figures like Christopher Columbus and Alexander Graham Bell, I have no qualms turning this man into a legendary figure.

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WanderingBookaneer
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I had never heard of Bass Reeves so I enjoyed this #PictureBook #biography . I do think it suffers from putting its subject on a pedestal, but I still enjoyed it.

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kh972417

“It was painful, but he did what only Bass Reeves would do. “

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kh972417
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I liked how the text of this book was in a western style. The illustrations are also very simple and not too overwhelming. I think children would really enjoy this book and its style.

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kh972417
Mehso-so

I liked this story based on the life of Bass Reeves. He was a Deputy US Marshal in the Old West. I have never really been into the Old West stories, but I enjoyed this one.

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Miadolce

“But one night, something happened that changed everything for Bass.”

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Miadolce
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I honestly had never hear of this man before, so it was cool to see a book written about him intended for kids.

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Miadolce
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This is an interesting book for kids because it focuses on one of the most feared and respected lawman in history, and he was African American. This is a story about a man who lived in the 1800s and that can be fun for kids to explore.

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outis
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I am so grateful that today we have books like this one - they just didn't seem to exist when I was a kid. Bass Reeves was no joke. #blackhistory #riotgrams

TieDyeDude I read the graphic novel Talented Tenth about Bessie Stringfield at the library, saw there was one about Bass Reeves, but our system doesn't have it 😔 I'll have to search for this one 5y
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LibrarianJen
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Local author siting! She's also a former librarian. Super friendly and it's been great picking her brain on how to improve the state of our libraries.#librarylife