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Buffalo soldier

By: Landman, Tanya

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1406314595 / 9781406314595
Paperback
823.92
03/04/2014
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England
20 cm 357 pages
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 226207, Points 13.00, Book Level 5.30,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015, this is a beautiful piece of historical fiction told with heart and humanity. Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015. "What kind of a girl steals the clothes from a dead man's back and runs off to join the army?

A desperate one. That's who." At the end of the American Civil War, Charley - a young African-American slave from the deep south - is ostensibly freed.

But then her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob and Charley is left alone.

In a terrifyingly lawless land, where the colour of a person's skin can bring violent death, Charley disguises herself as a man and joins the army.

Soon she's being sent to the prairies to fight a whole new war against the "savage Indians".

Trapped in a world of injustice and inequality, it's only when Charley is posted to Apache territory that she begins to learn what it is to be truly free.

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5AN Interest age: from c 12 years, YFT Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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