Learn about the men behind the legendary star in this exciting new book for all ages! Texas native Melanie Chrismer takes readers through the two hundred-year-history of the Texas Rangers and the changes that took place in the state from the organization’s inception to its current incarnation. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of those who assisted the Rangers, including Native Americans, Texans of Mexican heritage, and African Americans, along with the newest addition—women rangers. Covering the creation of the Rangers as a response to territorial conflict, their role under the Republic, their defense against Mexican invaders, and their evolution during the twentieth century, Chrismer has created the perfect resource for the classroom.
About the Author
A fifth-generation Houstonian and full-time writer, Melanie Chrismer attended both Texas A&M University and Houston Baptist University. She frequently speaks at schools and libraries, giving presentations on developing writing strategies and the history of Texas as well as roping demonstrations with her practice bull, Medium-Rare. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Women Writing the West, the Texas Coalition of Authors, and the International Reading Association. Chrismer is the author of several children’s books published by Pelican; Phoebe Clappsaddle has a Tumbleweed Christmas, Phoebe Clappsaddle for Sheriff, Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang, and Chachalaca Chiquita.
LONE STAR LEGACY
The Texas Rangers Then and Now
By Melanie Chrismer
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Law & Crime
144-160 pp. 6 x9
22 photos 2 maps Notes Biblio Index Ages 10-15 Grades 5-10
ISBN: 9781455621040 $22.95