Bad News for Outlaws – a #TBT Book Review

It is hard to believe that it’s been almost six years since we read and reviewed Bad News for Outlaws.

bad news for outlaws Bad News for Outlaws
The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall

written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Carolrhoda Books, 2009

Colonel George Reeves was so impressed with the marksmanship skills of his young slave Bass that he would take him hunting and enter him in shooting contests. He even took Bass to fight beside him in the Civil War. After Bass got into an argument with Colonel Reeves and struck him, he had no choice but to run. He settled in Indian Territory; at the end of the Civil War, he bought some land in Arkansas and settled down. When outlaws started using Indian Territory for their hideouts – and wreaking havoc – it was time for the government to step in. Bass was deputized as a US Marshal. He captured many wanted men and women, even earning their respect.

Reading Tub book review of Bad News for Outlaws, September 2009


Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews?

Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and teens on our blogs, websites, and via social media.

We write so many reviews that, over time, they get buried by other, newer reviews. BUT! that book we read three years ago will always be new to some reader, somewhere. So why not share that review with a new audience?

Everyone is welcome! Here are the participation guidelines:

  • If you reviewed the same book we’re featuring, add your permalink to the original review on the Reading Tub website or in the InLinkz Linkup.
  • Want to (re)share a review you posted in June 2009, then add your permalink in the InLinkz Linkup. [No, it doesn’t have to be a book you loved; but it does have to be a review you take a lot of pride in.]
  • Add any notes about the review in the comments, please.

The spammers have been having a blast with our Throwback Thursday posts … now its your turn to take back blogging from those nuisances. Did you review Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia? Or another book from May 2009? Add it to our linkup above or comments below.

Too late for the #TBT linkup?

No worries, add your review on our review page at the Reading Tub.

NOTES: Bad News for Outlaws cover image links to amazon.com. The Reading Tub has an affiliate relationship with Amazon. 100% of any income from this source is used for our literacy mission.

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