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Black Storm Comin'

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Publisher Comments:

WANTED.

YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS NOT OVER EIGHTEEN. MUST BE EXPERT RIDERS. WILLING TO RISK DEATH DAILY. ORPHANS PREFERRED.

When Colton Wescott sees this sign for the Pony Express, he thinks he has the solution to his problems. He's stuck with his ma and two younger sisters on the wrong side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with no way to get across. They were on a wagon train heading to California when Pa accidentally shot Colton and then galloped away. Ma is sick, and Colton needs money to pay the doctor. He'd make good money as a Pony rider.

Colton also needs to get to California — urgently — to deliver freedom papers to Ma's sister, a runaway slave. The Pony Express job could get him there. There's a catch, though. Colton may look almost as white as his pa, but he knows from bitter experience what can happen when people find out Ma is black. To be a Pony rider, he'll have to pass for white. That scares him, and for good reason. If his secret is discovered, he could hang.

Soon Colton is on the ride of his life, racing the dangerous route over the mountains. He's riding for his family, for freedom, and maybe even to help keep a divided America together. As the nation plunges toward civil war, Colton struggles to unite the two parts of his own identity in this gripping, atmospheric adventure.

Synopsis:

andlt;bigandgt;andlt;bandgt;WANTED: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When Colton Wescott sees this sign for the Pony Express, he thinks he has the solution to his problems. He's stuck with his ma and two younger sisters on the wrong side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with no way to get across. They were on the wagon train heading to California when Pa accidentally shot Colton and then galloped away. Ma is sick, and Colton needs money to pay the doctor. He'd make good money as a Pony rider. he also needs to get to California to deliver freedom papers to Ma's sister, a runaway slave. The Pony Express could get him there too... andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Does Colton have what it takes to be a Pony Express rider? And if so, will traveling the dangerous route over the mountains bring him closer to family, freedom, and everything he holds dear?

About the Author

Diane Lee Wilson is the author of  Black Storm Comin', a Booklist Editors' Choice, a VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Pick and a Book Links Lasting Connection, and Firehorse, which received a starred review in Booklist, was a Booklist Top Ten Mystery/Suspense Novel for Youth, and a pick of the ALA Amelia Bloomer Project. She has always ridden horses and has an extensive collection of horse books in her home in Escondido, California. Visit her online at dianeleewilson.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689871382
Author:
Wilson, Diane Lee
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.36x5.32x.86 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , andlt;bigandgt;andlt;bandgt;WANTED: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When Colton Wescott sees this sign for the Pony Express, he thinks he has the solution to his problems. He's stuck with his ma and two younger sisters on the wrong side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with no way to get across. They were on the wagon train heading to California when Pa accidentally shot Colton and then galloped away. Ma is sick, and Colton needs money to pay the doctor. He'd make good money as a Pony rider. he also needs to get to California to deliver freedom papers to Ma's sister, a runaway slave. The Pony Express could get him there too... andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Does Colton have what it takes to be a Pony Express rider? And if so, will traveling the dangerous route over the mountains bring him closer to family, freedom, and everything he holds dear?
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