This month we're reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles. In the aftermath of the Civil War, an Army Captain drifts across northern Texas, reading newspaper articles to crowds hungry for news of the world. When he is offered an extraordinary sum of money to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio, he cannot refuse. Four years prior, the girl was torn from her only family and raised as a Kiowa; now she has been taken from her adoptive family against her will. As they travel together, the pair forms a tender bond as they struggle to survive a 400-mile odyssey.
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