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Printable versions of this booklist are available as .pdf's [http://hera.jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/***.pdf here].
 
Printable versions of this booklist are available as .pdf's [http://hera.jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/***.pdf here].
 
VERY MUCH A DRAFT
 
  
 
==About the Author==
 
==About the Author==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?doc'''Doc'''], by Mary Doria Russell
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
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==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
 
==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
 
*[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?crown+of+dust'''Crown of Dust'''], by Mary Volmer
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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==Nonfiction==
 
==Nonfiction==
*Biographies on Both Sides of the Law [US Marshals, Texas rangers, Outlaws]
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*'''Biographies on Both Sides of the Law [US Marshals, Texas rangers, Outlaws]'''
 
**[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
 
**[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
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyatt+earp+isenberg'''Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life'''], Andrew C. Isenberg
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyatt+earp+isenberg'''Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life'''], Andrew C. Isenberg
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+gun+silver+star'''Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves'''], by Art T. Burton
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+gun+silver+star'''Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves'''], by Art T. Burton
*Civil War Veterans in the West
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*'''Civil War Veterans in the West'''
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sing+not+war+the+lives'''Sing Not War: the Lives of Union & Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America'''], by James Marten
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sing+not+war+the+lives'''Sing Not War: the Lives of Union & Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America'''], by James Marten
*Visual inspiration - Landscape Art
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*'''Native Americans in the 19th c.'''
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?blood+and+thunder+an+epic'''Blood and Thunder: an Epic of the American West'''], by Hampton Sides
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?oh+what+a+slaughter'''Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846-1890'''], by Larry McMurtry
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*'''Visual inspiration - Landscape Art'''
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?land+art+in+town'''Land Art in Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons''']
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?land+art+in+town'''Land Art in Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons''']
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?landscape+photography+sheppard'''Landscape Photography: from Snapshots to Great Shots'''], by Rob Sheppard
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?landscape+photography+sheppard'''Landscape Photography: from Snapshots to Great Shots'''], by Rob Sheppard
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?landscape+painting+in+watercolor'''Landscape Painting in Watercolor'''], by Zoltan Szabo
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?landscape+painting+in+watercolor'''Landscape Painting in Watercolor'''], by Zoltan Szabo
 
**For more inspiration, try subject searches for [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+photography'''landscape photography'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+drawing'''landscape drawing'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+painting'''landscape painting'''], or [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+in+art'''landscape in art'''].
 
**For more inspiration, try subject searches for [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+photography'''landscape photography'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+drawing'''landscape drawing'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+painting'''landscape painting'''], or [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+in+art'''landscape in art'''].
*Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range
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*'''Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range'''
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+the+cowboy+way'''Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens'''], by Grady Spears and June Naylor
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+the+cowboy+way'''Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens'''], by Grady Spears and June Naylor
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+cowpokes+cookbook'''Little Cowpokes Cookbook'''], by Zac Williams
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+cowpokes+cookbook'''Little Cowpokes Cookbook'''], by Zac Williams
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+cocktails'''Cowboy Cocktails: Boot-Scooting' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West'''], by Grady Spears
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+cocktails'''Cowboy Cocktails: Boot-Scooting' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West'''], by Grady Spears
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pioneer+woman+cooks'''The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier'''], and others by Ree Drummond
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pioneer+woman+cooks'''The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier'''], and others by Ree Drummond
*Urban homesteading - Be Self-Sufficient and Live Like a Pioneer
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*'''Urban homesteading - Be Self-Sufficient and Live Like a Pioneer'''
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?your+farm+in+the+city'''Your Farm in the City: an Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Livestock'''], by Lisa Taylor
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?your+farm+in+the+city'''Your Farm in the City: an Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Livestock'''], by Lisa Taylor
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?made+from+scratch'''Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life'''], by Jenna Woginrich
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?made+from+scratch'''Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life'''], by Jenna Woginrich
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?modern+day+pioneer'''The Modern-Day Pioneer: Simple Living in the 21st Century'''], by Charlotte Denholtz
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?modern+day+pioneer'''The Modern-Day Pioneer: Simple Living in the 21st Century'''], by Charlotte Denholtz
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?modern+pioneering'''Modern Pioneering: More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life'''], by Georgia Pellegrini
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?modern+pioneering'''Modern Pioneering: More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life'''], by Georgia Pellegrini
*1870s
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*'''Tracking and Survival Skills'''
*Tracking and Survival Skills
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?science+and+art+of+tracking'''The Science and Art of Tracking'''], by Tom Brown, Jr.
*Arkansas
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?outdoor+survival+skills'''Outdoor Survival Skills'''], by Larry Dean Olsen
*Native Americans in the 19th c.
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?primitive+wilderness+living'''Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills'''], by John McPherson
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?blood+and+thunder+an+epic'''Blood and Thunder: an Epic of the American West'''], by Hampton Sides
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?North+American+Indian+Survival+Skills'''North American Indian Survival Skills'''], by Karen Liptak
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?oh+what+a+slaughter'''Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846-1890'''], by Larry McMurtry
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wilderness+survival+for+dummies'''Wilderness Survival for Dummies'''], by John Hazlett
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?complete+wilderness+training+book'''The Complete Wilderness Training Book'''], by Hugh McManners
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wilderness+survival+handbook'''Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-term Survival and Long-Term Comfort'''], by Michael Pewtherer
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==Movies and Music==
  
==DVDs to Watch==
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Music on CD
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+carter+burwell'''Carter Burwell's soundtrack for the 2010 movie True Grit''']
  
 
Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels
 
Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels
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Fiction
 
Fiction
*Shane, by Jack Schaefer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shane+schaefer'''Shane'''], by Jack Schaefer
*The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?legend+of+bass+reeves'''The Legend of Bass Reeves'''], by Gary Paulsen
*Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, and its sequel Hattie Ever After
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+big+sky'''Hattie Big Sky'''], by Kirby Larson, and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+ever+after'''Hattie Ever After''']
*The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ballad+of+lucy+whipple'''The Ballad of Lucy Whipple'''], by Karen Cushman
*Black Storm Comin', by Diane Lee Wilson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+storm+comin'''Black Storm Comin''''], by Diane Lee Wilson
*Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghetto+cowboy'''Ghetto Cowboy'''], by G. Neri
*The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, by Jelen Hemphill
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventurous+deeds+of+deadwood+jones'''The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones'''], by Jelen Hemphill
*Another Kind of Cowboy, by Susan Juby
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?another+kind+of+cowboy'''Another Kind of Cowboy'''], by Susan Juby
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* '''The Tucket adventure series''' by Gary Paulsen
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mr+tucket'''Mr. Tucket''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?call+me+francis+tucket'''Call Me Francis Tucket''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+ride'''Tucket’s Ride''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+gold'''Tucket’s Gold''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+home'''Tucket’s Home''']
  
 
Nonfiction
 
Nonfiction
*Venom, by Marilyn Singer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?venom+singer'''Venom'''], by Marilyn Singer
  
 
==Books for Youth==
 
==Books for Youth==
  
 
Wild West - Fiction for Older Children
 
Wild West - Fiction for Older Children
*Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, by Caroline Lawrence
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?case+of+the+deadly+desperados'''Case of the Deadly Desperados'''], by Caroline Lawrence
*Alice Rose & Sam, by Kathryn Lasky
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?alice+rose+and+sam'''Alice Rose & Sam'''], by Kathryn Lasky
*Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart  (American Girl: History Mysteries)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?danger+at+the+wild+west+show'''Danger at the Wild West Show'''] by Alison Hart  (American Girl: History Mysteries series)
*Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?missing+on+superstition+mountain'''Missing on Superstition Mountain'''] by Elise Broach, and its sequel, [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?treasure+on+superstition+mountain'''Treasure on Superstition Mountain''']
*Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?call+me+oklahoma'''Call Me Oklahoma!'''] by Miriam Glassman
*The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?journal+of+joshua+loper'''The Journal of Joshua Loper: Black Cowboy'''] by Walter Dean Myers (My Name is America series)
*The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+midnight+son'''The Adventures of Midnight Son'''] by Denise Lewis Patrick
*Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack, graphic novels by Shannon Hale
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rapunzels+revenge'''Rapunzel's Revenge'''] and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?calamity+jack'''Calamity Jack'''], graphic novels by Shannon Hale
*Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tall+great+american'''Tall: Great American Folktales, the Comics Anthology'''], edited by Donald Lem
  
  
 
Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
 
Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
*Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowgirl+way'''The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West'''], by Holly George-Warren
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wild+women+of+the+wild+west'''Wild Women of the Wild West'''] by Jonah Winter, illustrations by Susan Guevara
  
  
 
Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks
 
Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks
*Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bill+pickett+rodeo+ridin'''Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy'''] by Andrea D. Pinkney, illustrated 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.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?boss+of+the+plains'''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
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bad+news+for+outlaws'''Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall'''], by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  
  
 
Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books
 
Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books
*Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ten+gallon+bart'''Ten-Gallon Bart'''] by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
*Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg ; illustrated by Sue Heap
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+kid'''Cowboy Kid'''] by Max Eilenberg, illustrated by Sue Heap
*She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shell+be+coming+round+the+mountain+emmett'''She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain'''] by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
*Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?buster+goes+to+cowboy+camp'''Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp'''] by Denise Fleming
*Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap also in Spanish as: Pequeno Cowboy by Sue Heap  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+baby'''Cowboy Baby'''] by Sue Heap - also in Spanish as: [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pequeno+cowboy'''Pequeno Cowboy'''] by Sue Heap  
*The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+granny+clearwater'''The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter'''] by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustrated 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
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?levi+strauss+gets+a+bright+idea'''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
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?giddy+up+cowgirl'''Giddy up, Cowgirl'''] by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
*Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?tex+dorie+lawson'''Tex'''] by Dorie McCullough Lawson
*Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
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*'''Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg''' by Lori Mortensen, illustrated by Michael Allen Austin
*Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?are+you+a+horse'''Are You a Horse?'''] by Andy Rash
*Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by David Barneda
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pirates+vs+cowboys'''Pirates vs. Cowboys'''] by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by David Barneda
*Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?saving+sweetness'''Saving Sweetness'''] by Diane Stanley
*How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?how+spent+summer+vacation+teague'''How I Spent My Summer Vacation'''] by Mark Teague
*Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lets+sing+a+lullaby+with+the+brave+cowboy'''Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy'''] by Jan Thomas
*Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dirty+cowboy'''Dirty Cowboy'''] by Amy Timberlake
*Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dust+devil+isaacs'''Dust Devil'''] by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
*The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghosts+of+luckless+gulch'''The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch'''] by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Dan Santat
*Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+cowboy+wild+horses'''Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story'''] by Julius Lester, illustrated 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.
  
 
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*Still looking for more to read? We got inspiration from these booklists on goodreads:
 
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**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns'''Literary Westerns''']
Others?
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**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels'''Contemporary Westerns''']
*Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
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**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns'''Best Westerns''']
*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
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Revision as of 17:28, 10 February 2014

Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

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

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

Movies and Music

Music on CD

Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels

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Feature Films

  • Cheyenne Autumn - John Ford's last Western, this 1964 epic portrays the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-9, and the mistreatment of Native Americans during that time.
  • Dances with Wolves - Based on the 1988 novel by Michael Blake, this film garnered many awards in 1990 and revitalized the Western genre. Kevin Costner plays a Union soldier who becomes involved with the Lakota Sioux when he is stationed at a frontier outpost.
  • Django Unchained - A recent take on the classic trope of revenge and adventure with Western flair, Quentin Tarantino directed this ultra-violent 2012 award winner.
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales - Based on the novel Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (also published as 'Gone to Texas') by Forrest Carter, this 1976 film features Clint Eastwood as a Civil War veteran driven to avenge the murder of his wife and son.
  • Open Range - Kevin Costner plays a Civil War veteran - turned cowboy fighting a corrupt Marshall in this 2003 Western romance based on the novel "The Open Range Men" by Lauran Paine.
  • The Quick and the Dead - Sharon Stone plays a female gunslinger avenging her father in this modern Western.
  • The Searchers - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.
  • Shoot Out - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl. Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of True Grit, and features many of the same locations.
  • Unforgiven - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.

Television Series

  • Justified - based on stories and characters from Elmore Leonard, this series features US marshals in modern-day Kentucky.

Documentaries

  • The Real West - This eight-part documentary series brings to life the most legendary cowboys and notorious outlaws of America's western frontier.
  • Wild Horse, Wild Ride - This documentary tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.

Books for Teens

Fiction

Nonfiction

  • Venom, by Marilyn Singer

Books for Youth

Wild West - Fiction for Older Children


Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children


Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks


Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books

External Links