Black Cowboy Wild Horses

written by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Based on an incident in the life of Texas cowboy Bob Lemmons, a former slave, the tale centers on his success in corralling a herd of wild mustangs with only his legendary tracking ability and the aid of his horse Warrior .

Bob Lemmons, a former slave, was a cowboy with legendary tracking ability. This fact-based tale focuses on one incident in which Bob and his stallion, Warrior, track a herd of wild mustangs for days and ultimately bring them back to his ranch. Detailed earth-colored gouache and watercolor paintings engender the look of the Texas plains and capture the energy of the horses as they gallop across sweeping, double-page spreads.