Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, American author best known for her young adult books, both fiction and non-fiction. She was the winner of the 2010 Coretta Scott King Award and Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for her book Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. [1]

She is a youth services librarian at the public library in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where she lives with her husband, and is the grand-niece of brothers Solomon Lightfoot Michaux [better known as Elder Michaux], minister and advisor to presidents and Lewis H Michaux, the pioneer Harlem bookseller.

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  1. ^ Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal.