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Fiction:
 
Fiction:
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Norwood'''] (1966)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?norwood'''Norwood'''] (1966)
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''True Grit'''] (1968)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+portis'''True Grit'''] (1968)
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']
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**Alternate formats:
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Large Print''']
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Large Print''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Masters of Atlantic'''] (1985)
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***[http://www.truegritmovie.com/intl/uk/dimenovel/ '''True Grit: Mean Business'''], a comic book inspired by  the novel, available online
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Gringos'''] (1991)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dog+of+the+south'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?masters+of+atlantis'''Masters of Atlantis'''] (1985)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?gringos+portis'''Gringos'''] (1991)
  
 
Short pieces:
 
Short pieces:
  
*Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?escape+velocity+portis'''Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany''']
 
*Portis contributed stories and articles to The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, the Oxford American, and the New Yorker
 
*Portis contributed stories and articles to The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, the Oxford American, and the New Yorker
**[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1977/12/12/1977_12_12_042_TNY_CARDS_000322964 '''Your Action Line''' (requires New Yorker login)]
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**[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1977/12/12/1977_12_12_042_TNY_CARDS_000322964 '''Your Action Line''' (might require New Yorker login)]
 
**[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More''']
 
**[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More''']
  
 
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==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters==
==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Readalike Adventures==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?thicket+lansdale'''The Thicket'''], by Joe Lansdale
The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?big+sky+guthrie'''The Big Sky'''], by A. B. Guthrie
The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?when+the+legends+die'''When the Legends Die'''], by Hal Borland
When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?far+bright+star'''Far Bright Star'''], by Robert Olmstead
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shavetail'''Shavetail'''], by Thomas Cobb
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*'''The Border Trilogy''' by Cormac McCarthy
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?all+the+pretty+horses+mccarthy'''All The Pretty Horses''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?crossing+mccarthy'''The Crossing''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cities+of+the+plain+mccarthy'''Cities of the Plain''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?son+meyer'''The Son'''], by Philipp Meyer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+big+man'''Little Big Man'''], by Thomas Berger
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?desperadoes+hansen'''Desperadoes'''], by Ron Hansen
  
 
==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
 
==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
Roughing It, by Mark Twain
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?roughing+it+twain'''Roughing It'''], by Mark Twain
Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?death+comes+for+the+archbishop'''Death Comes for the Archbishop'''], by Willa Cather
Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
  
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==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?virginian+wister'''The Virginian'''], by Owen Wister
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?riders+of+the+purple+sage'''Riders of the Purple Sage'''], by Zane Grey
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?short_stories+l'amour'''The Collected Short Stories'''] of Louis L'Amour
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sisters+brothers'''The Sisters Brothers'''], by Patrick DeWitt
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?spoon+greer'''Spoon'''], Robert Greer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?buffalo+girls+mcmurtry'''Buffalo Girls'''], by Larry McMurtry
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?deadwood+dexter'''Deadwood'''], by Pete Dexter
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?law+of+the+desert+born'''Law of the Desert Born'''], a graphic novel based on a story by Louis L'Amour, adapted by Charles Santino
  
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==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lonesome+dove+mcmurtry'''Lonesome Dove'''], by Larry McMurtry, and its prequels [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?comanche+moon'''Comanche Moon'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dead+man's+walk+mcmurtry'''Dead Man's Walk''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?raylan+leonard'''Raylan'''], by Elmore Leonard
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lone+star+ranger'''Lone Star Ranger'''], by Zane Grey
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kelton+texas+rangers'''Elmer Kelton's Texas Rangers series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?buckskin+line'''The Buckskin Line''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?land+caitlin+strong'''Jon Land's Caitlin Strong series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?strong+enough+to+die'''Strong Enough to Die''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sweazy+josiah+wolfe'''Larry Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rattlesnake+season'''The Rattlesnake Season''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tale+out+of+luck'''A Tale Out of Luck'''], by Willie Nelson
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==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bohemian+girl'''Bohemian Girl'''], by Terese Svoboda
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?passage+cronin'''The Passage'''], by Justin Cronin
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?in+calamity's+wake'''In Calamity's Wake'''], by Natalee Caple
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?missy+hannan'''Missy'''], by Chris Hannan
  
 
==Nonfiction==
 
==Nonfiction==
Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rooster+the+life+and+times'''Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit'''], by Brett Cogburn
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyatt+earp+isenberg'''Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life'''], Andrew C. Isenberg
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*1870s
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*Arkansas
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*U.S. Marshals/Texas Rangers
  
 
==DVDs to Watch==
 
==DVDs to Watch==
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*True Grit (Coen Brothers)  
 
*True Grit (Coen Brothers)  
 
::{{#ev:youtube|qIJ4OJ1wH3o|300}}
 
::{{#ev:youtube|qIJ4OJ1wH3o|300}}
*Rooster Cogburn
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*Rooster Cogburn (movie licensing)
 
::{{#ev:youtube|46ah_uJnTKU|300}}
 
::{{#ev:youtube|46ah_uJnTKU|300}}
 
*Django Unchained
 
*Django Unchained
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*Justified
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*The Real West - 4 disc documentary series
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*Dances with Wolves (movie licensing)
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*Cheyenne Autumn (movie licensing)
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*Unforgiven (1992) (movie licensing)
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*The Searchers (movie licensing)
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==Books for Teens==
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Fiction
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*Shane, by Jack Schaefer
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*The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen
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*Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, and its sequel Hattie Ever After
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*The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman
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*Black Storm Comin', by Diane Lee Wilson
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*Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri
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*The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, by Jelen Hemphill
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*Another Kind of Cowboy, by Susan Juby
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Nonfiction
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*Venom, by Marilyn Singer
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==Books for Youth==
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Wild West - Fiction for Older Children
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*Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, by Caroline Lawrence
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*Alice Rose & Sam, by Kathryn Lasky
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*Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart  (American Girl: History Mysteries)
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*Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain
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*Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman
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*The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)
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*The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick
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*Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack, graphic novels by Shannon Hale
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*Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem
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Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
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*Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara
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Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks
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*Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney
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*Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
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*Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. Marshall, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
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Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books
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*Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
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*Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg ; illustrated by Sue Heap
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*She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
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*Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
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*Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap  also in Spanish as: Pequeno Cowboy by Sue Heap
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*The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith
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*Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
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*Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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*Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson
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*Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
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*Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
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*Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by David Barneda
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*Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley
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*How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
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*Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
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*Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
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*Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky
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*The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat
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*Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.
 
*[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.
  
*[http://www.amytanauthor.com/THE_OFFICIAL_WEBSITE_of_AMY_TAN/Welcome.html '''Amy Tan's official website''']
 
  
*[http://memory.loc.gov:8081/ammem/award99/cubhtml/theme2.html'''The Chinese in California: San Francisco's Chinatown'''] An introduction to San Francisco's Chinatown on the Library of Congress website
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Others?
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*Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
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*Cottonwood, by Scott Phillips
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*Literary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns
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*Contemporary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels
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*Best Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns

Revision as of 19:17, 11 October 2013

Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

Printable versions of this booklist are available as .pdf's here.

VERY MUCH A DRAFT

About the Author

Works by Charles Portis

Fiction:

Short pieces:

Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters

Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier

Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns

Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals

Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines

Nonfiction

DVDs to Watch

  • True Grit (John Wayne)
{{#ev:youtube|tN-j4GDqjv4|300}}
  • True Grit (Coen Brothers)
{{#ev:youtube|qIJ4OJ1wH3o|300}}
  • Rooster Cogburn (movie licensing)
{{#ev:youtube|46ah_uJnTKU|300}}
  • Django Unchained
  • Justified
  • The Real West - 4 disc documentary series
  • Dances with Wolves (movie licensing)
  • Cheyenne Autumn (movie licensing)
  • Unforgiven (1992) (movie licensing)
  • The Searchers (movie licensing)

Books for Teens

Fiction

  • Shane, by Jack Schaefer
  • The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen
  • Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, and its sequel Hattie Ever After
  • The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman
  • Black Storm Comin', by Diane Lee Wilson
  • Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri
  • The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, by Jelen Hemphill
  • Another Kind of Cowboy, by Susan Juby

Nonfiction

  • Venom, by Marilyn Singer

Books for Youth

Wild West - Fiction for Older Children

  • Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, by Caroline Lawrence
  • Alice Rose & Sam, by Kathryn Lasky
  • Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart (American Girl: History Mysteries)
  • Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain
  • Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman
  • The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)
  • The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick
  • Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack, graphic novels by Shannon Hale
  • Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem


Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children

  • Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara


Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks

  • Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney
  • Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
  • Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. Marshall, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson


Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books

  • Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
  • Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg ; illustrated by Sue Heap
  • She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
  • Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
  • Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap also in Spanish as: Pequeno Cowboy by Sue Heap
  • The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith
  • Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
  • Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson
  • Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
  • Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
  • Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by David Barneda
  • Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
  • Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
  • Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
  • Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky
  • The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat
  • Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney

External Links


Others?