Bass Reeves was a U.S. Marshal — and a former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories. For three decades, he was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories, making more than 3,000 arrests.
Nearly a quarter of all public school kids are Latino, but only 3 percent of kids' books are by or about Latinos. There's a similar dearth of Native American, black and Asian characters. Why? One editor says librarians, with their high demand for multicultural books, don't drive best-seller lists.