Buffalo Soldier - by Tanya Landman

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Buffalo Soldier - by Tanya Landman

Winner of the 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."

A beautiful piece of historical fiction told with heart and humanity inspired by a true story.   At the end of the American Civil War, Charley – a young African-American slave from the deep south – is ostensibly freed. But when her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, 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.

 ‘Deft and dark and pitched beautifully.’ –  The Independent on Sunday

Ages Teen – Adult