Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Lexile:    650
Pages:    143
Ages:     9-12

CROSSWIRE by Dotti Enderle
Crosswire is a really good piece of historical fiction for ages nine through twelve.

What do you do when you're thirsty? Well, probably you turn on the faucet and get yourself a drink of water, right?  Same goes for your animals - you turn on the water and fill the water bowl.

Now, imagine it's 1883 and you live on a ranch in Texas. You don't have running water, you have to pump what you need. And it hasn't rained for MONTHS. Crops are dying, creeks are drying up and freerange cattlemen are getting desperate.  Ranchers have started fencing their property to protect what little water supplies they have and the freerangers are cutting them to allow their cattle to drink - stealing your water.

Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to help protect the family's ranch but an accident in the past has made him horribly afraid of guns.

Read Crosswire and discover what happens when circumstances finally force Jesse to face that fear and see if he overcomes it.

Bravery is not about never being afraid, it's about being afraid and looking that fear in the eye and pushing it aside to do what you have to do. That's what makes a real hero!

Peace, Love, and Reading,
Miss Laurie

Click here http://tinyurl.com/7mdj6ha and with your library card number and PIN you can reserve a copy of Crosswire for pickup at your favorite branch of the Lake County Public Library.

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