Walker's Crossing by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(Jean Karl Books)

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Ryan Walker has always known what he wants to be -- a cowboy, like his father was before being injured in a riding accident. But when Ryan's older brother, Gil, becomes a member of the Mountain Patriots Association, a militia group that wants to keep Wyoming free from immigrants, minorities, and government interference, Ryan finds himself questioning things he's taken for granted all his life. As tensions in the community build to inevitable violence, Ryan is torn between his love for the world in which he grew up and his sense of fairness and decency. How can he stand up for what is right when he's not sure what that is?
 

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Published January 1, 1999 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 232 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tackling the subject of militia movements in this timely novel, Naylor (Sang Spell; Shiloh) creates a sympathetic character in her protagonist, Ryan Walker, a Wyoming seventh grader who tentatively ex

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PW wrote, "The issues and the characters are developed fairly and the plot builds solidly past a surprise climax to a credibly optimistic resolution."

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The rest, Ryan wasn't sure."" The stage for Ryan's susceptibility is carefully set: Ryan's mother, badly undereducated, favors the older brother, Gil, and is proud when Gil is made a brigade commander;

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