Rifles for Watie
ISBN: 0694056138 Global Overview for this book
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I've seen this title on lists for years but never had any real idea what it was about; when I read the description it wasn't what I was expecting at all.
Be sure to read the intro by the author - it blew my mind to realize that he interviewed more than 20 Civil War veterans while researching this book in the 1940s, and it adds credibility to the details of the story.
Parts of this book take place in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas but most of the action happens in what was then Indian Territory and is now Oklahoma, the 46th state. I'm not sure why it's called the Sooner State, and I've never been there, but we sang their state song (from the musical by the same name) during in our senior musical. ;)
I might save this one in case spacedog does another round of Newbery rings..or I might send it traveling sooner.
Oklahoma state flag taken from the Flags of the World (FOTW) website and converted to jpg format. All credits for flag graphics are as shown at FOTW.
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Left outside the Art Auditorium during the Celebrate Reading festival.
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