New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2005
295 p. : map ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
0689871376, 0689871384 (pbk.), 9780689871382 (pbk.), 1415689008 (BWI bdg.), 9781415689004 (BWI bdg.), 0689871384 :, Language:
Winner of the 2006 Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction
Also published: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2006, c2005 (295 p.)
Twelve-year-old Colton, son of a black mother and a white father, takes a job with the Pony Express in 1860 after his father abandons the family on their California-bound wagon train, and risks his life to deliver an important letter that may affect the growing conflict between the North and South
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