Melanie Chrismer, author of the popular Phoebe Clappsaddle series, discusses and signs Lone Star Legacy, a middle grade nonfiction book about the Texas Rangers.
Melanie Chrismer is a fifth-generation Houstonian and full-time writer. She frequently speaks at schools and libraries and serves as a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang, Phoebe Clappsaddle for Sheriff, and Phoebe Clappsaddle Has a Tumbleweed Christmas.
Learn about the men behind the legendary star in this exciting new book for all ages! Texas native Melanie Chrismer takes readers through the two hundred-year-history of the Texas Rangers and the changes that took place in the state from the organization’s inception to its current incarnation. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of those who assisted the Rangers, including Native Americans, Texans of Mexican heritage, and African Americans, along with the newest addition—women rangers. Covering the creation of the Rangers as a response to territorial conflict, their role under the Republic, their defense against Mexican invaders, and their evolution during the twentieth century, Chrismer has created the perfect resource for the classroom.