Sunday, April 17, 2016
Some Book Reviewers Just GET IT
Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them
Photographs by Melissa Farlow. 2015. 208pp. $19.99 hc. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 978-0-544-39294-6. Grades 4-12
This book tells of the
plight of wild horses in America. Beginning with the history of
prehistoric horses to the efforts to protect wild horses from being
driven off public lands in the 1970s, Farley provides
a look into the world of
wild horses and their treatment. Farley explains how the government has
passed laws to protect these horses and then systematically has
broken its own laws or has twisted them
to suit the needs of others.
She then details the efforts of young
people who are fighting to protect the wild horses.
Ranging in age from
nine to 18, they demonstrate the leadership, passion, and determination
it takes to fight for a cause.
This book is a
good example of creative nonfiction that blends historical and
Richard Fanning, Library Media Specialist, Spring Forest Middle
School, Houston, Texas [Editor’s Note: Available in e-book format.]
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Terri Farley @ 2:53 PM
When will this months newsletter come out?