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Black Storm Comin WANTED Young, Skinny, Wiry Fellows Not Over Eighteen Must Be Expert Riders Willing To Risk Death Daily Orphans Preferred When Colton Wescott Sees This Sign For The Pony Express, He Thinks He Has The Solution To His Problems He S Stuck With His Ma And Two Younger Sisters On The Wrong Side Of The Sierra Nevada Mountains, With No Way To Get Across They Were On The Wagon Train Heading To California When Pa Accidentally Shot Colton And Then Galloped Away Ma Is Sick, And Colton Needs Money To Pay The Doctor He D Make Good Money As A Pony Rider He Also Needs To Get To California To Deliver Freedom Papers To Ma S Sister, A Runaway Slave The Pony Express Could Get Him There Too Does Colton Have What It Takes To Be A Pony Express Rider And If So, Will Traveling The Dangerous Route Over The Mountains Bring Him Closer To Family, Freedom, And Everything He Holds Dear

10 thoughts on “Black Storm Comin

  1. says:

    Black Storm Cominis an insightful look at a period in our history, that although short lived, was as important to the country as any In this fictionalized account of a pony express rider, twelve year old Colton Wescott faces dangers, both human and environmental, in his race to deliver the mail from Carson City to Sacramento Born of a black mother and white father, Colton resembles his father enough to pass for white and secures a spot on the pony express team even at his tender age His f Black Storm Cominis an insightful look at a period in o...

  2. says:

    This book was poorly written and the plot was just awful i literally fell asleep on the page the entire time i read this i had no idea what i was reading i didnt give up on this book because some books dont get really good until the end, not in this case it was hor...

  3. says:

    i had to do this book for a school reportand can i say i fell asleep durning the first 3PAGES it really didnt get me and i dont want to read the restso if ur a girl who likes chick litpray to the lord that ur mean history techer dosnt give u this book to read.

  4. says:

    Black Storm Comin was a very interesting read It was a different type of book than I usually like to read, and at first I was just reading it for an English assignment, but as I started reading it, I started liking itand , even though it s not the type of genre I enjoy The story of a young boy trying to make a living to support his family and deliver an important letter by riding on the Pony Express is inspirational and dangerous Then there are other unexpected challenges the main Black Storm Comin was a very interesting read It was a different type of book than I usually l...

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    You can follow Kirkus reviews at impressed me was the young man s sense of responsibility at such a young age Kids in the present day, have no clue, nor do the parents seem to be instilling much either.I most definit...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Colton Westcott 12 is on his way west to Sacramento, CA, with his family when his father accidentally shoots him and then runs off Colton s baby brother passes away, and his mother takes ill, and their caravan doesn t want the Westcotts with them anyway, because they re black Colton s mother is black and his father was white though, Colton can pass for white When they get left behind in a small town about 100 miles shy of Sacramento, Colton tries to do right by his family He gets his mo Colton Westcott 12 is on his way west to Sacramento, CA, with his family when his father accidentally shoots him and then runs off Colton s baby brother passes away, and his mother takes ill, and their caravan doesn t want the Westcotts with them anyway, because they re black Colton s mother is black and his father was white though, Colton can pass for white When they get left behind in a small town about 100 miles shy of Sacramento, Colton tries to do right by his family He gets his mom much needed medical attention, and leaves her and his sisters in care of the doctor while he looks for work He s able to...

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    Riding the Pony Express seems to be the only way 12 year old Colton Wescott can earn the money to pay for his Ma s doctor He sthan willing and his soul seems to want to gallop across the deserts and mountains but it s not as easy as all that Colton s Pa is white and his Ma is a free black woman Although Colton s light enough to pass for white, he knows he could be hanged i...

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    In this story Colton Wescott, a young boy, has to provide for his family while moving west towards California when his dad abandons the family The only way for him to earn money is to join the Pony Express, but he finds he way end up perishing on the rough trails he faces The book provides great detail and excitement throughout the story Problems that seem impossible to overcome are somehow solved One can become attached to the characters and it makes the novel hard to put down The only ba In this story Colton Wescott, a young boy, has to provide for his family while moving west towards California when his dad abandons the family The only way for him to earn money is to join the Pony Express, but he finds he way end up perishing on the rough trails he faces The book provides great detail and excitement throughout the story Problems that seem impossible to overcome are somehow solved One can become attached to the characters and it makes the novel hard to put down The only bad part about the story was that there were so many problems that occured it became harde to keep up with everything that was happening However the book included great detail and imagry which allowed one to image and understand some difficult concepts If someone is looking for an exciting and adventuro...

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    This book won the 2006 Spur Award given by the Western Writers of America for Juvenile Fiction It s about a young man, Colton Wescott, who is moving west with his family, and due to a terrible set of circumstances, decides to help his family by becoming a Pony Express rider I learned quite a bit about the Pony Express from this book, and painlessly too The author integrates the story and information very well Colton has some adventures with his early rides, but learns quickly and enjoys h This book won the 2006 Spur Award given by the Western Writers of America for Juvenile Fiction It s about a young man, Colton Wescott, who is moving west with his family, and due to a terrible set of circumstances, decides to help his family by becoming a Pony Express rider I learned quite a bit about the Pony Express from this book, and painlessly too The author integrates the story and information very well Colton has some adventures with his early rides, but learns quickly and enjoys his new work.This book is also the story of a mixed race family in 1860, just as Abraham Lincoln is about to be elected president Colton can pass for white, and does, though he feels torn about it This is a very interesting aspect to the book, and adds a lot to the story.I recommend Black Storm Comin to readers of Westerns and historic...

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel Colton Wescott was a twelve year old boy in a coming of age situation His father was white, his mother mixed race While Colton could pass for white, his sisters could not It was never anything Colton paid any attention to His family was part of a wagon train headed for California After a shooting accident, his father left the train never to been seen again His mother s health failed after the birth and death of a baby The wagon train killed two I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel Colton Wescott was a twelve year old boy in a coming of age situation His father was white, his mother mixed race While Colton could pass for white, his sisters could not It was never anything Colton paid any...

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