Mallori's Reviews > Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal

Bad News for Outlaws by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
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Apr 06, 2010

really liked it

Summary: This story represents a true story about a Deputy US Marshal, Bass Reeves, who became one of the most feared and respected lawmen in the Indian Territories even though there was resistance to the authority of a black lawman.

Reading Level: Ages 8-12

Genre: Picture Book

Uses: Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Read-Aloud, Shared Reading

Social Issues: This is a great book to use to explain the past of the American West. It allows the reader to understand how the law used to work compared to today.

Literary Elements: This book uses many subject words that relate to the law of the American West. There are a lot of words that deal with the Indian Territory of the 1800s. When words are used relating to a certain subject, it allows children to identify similarities between words. When words can be compared, it can help children to figure out the meaning of words.

Text & Image: The text and image do work together, but the images tend to only show one aspect that the text explains on each page. It always seems to be the most important detail that is depicted on each individual page.

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