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Shane by Jack Schaefer and Wendell Minor (2001)

Although considered young adult, this classic western is showing up on a lot of middle grade reading lists.

My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara (2008)

Ken develops an interest in the mare, Flicka, but his father wants to raise purebred thoroughbreds. The story is set on a Wyoming ranch after World War II.

Mysteries in Our National Parks: Wolf Stalker: A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson (2007)

A mystery about a rancher's dog that gets killed and a wounded wolf. Dialogue is more appropriate for older children.

Nonfiction Books:

When Esther Morris Headed West: Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

Story of a suffragist who helped women get the right to vote in Wyoming.


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Roberta Gibson 2020