Buffalo Soldier

Tanya Landman

No. of pages 368

Great for age

"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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Buffalo Soldier was written by Tanya Landman. It was written for young readers to enjoy. The locations of America and Deep South are linked with this book.

Genres: Historical fiction

Tags: American Civil War, slave, lynching and to kill a mocking bird

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