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Buffalo Soldier

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Carnegie Medal Best Book
A beautiful piece of historical fiction told with great heart and humanity, winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015. "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.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Tanya Landman
ISBN: 1-4063-1459-5 / 978-1-4063-1459-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Tanya Landman
Publisher: Walker Books
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