The thrilling graphic biography of the unforgettable Nat Love, from acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr., is now in paperback!
Born into slavery in 1854, Nat Love, also known as Deadwood Dick, grew up to become the most famous African American cowboy in the Old West. A contemporary and acquaintance of Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, Nat was widely known as an expert roper and driver, a crack shot, and a real Wild West character. Featuring lively full-color artwork by Randy DuBurke, Best Shot in the West is an exhilarating mix of high-interest historical fiction and nonstop adventure.
PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK (1944–2017) wrote more than 100 books about the African American experience, which garnered countless awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor Book, a Coretta Scott King Book Award and an NAACP Image Award.
FREDRICK L. MCKISSACK JR. is the author of several books, including Shooting Star, which was named a Best Young Adult Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with his wife and son.
RANDY DUBURKE is the award-winning illustrator of several children’s books and graphic novels. Best Shot in the West is his first fully painted graphic novel.