Howdy, I'm John Ware

Howdy, I'm John Ware

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Howdy! This is the story of John Ware, Canada's legendary Black cowboy, who blazed a trail of kindness despite adversity. Leaving behind slavery and war in the southern US, he travelled two thousand miles in the saddle, and became one of Alberta's most loved and respected ranchers. 

Written by Ayesha Clough. Illustrated by Hugh Rookwood

Howdy, I’m John Ware is a children's book about Canada's legendary Black cowboy. The story, ideal for ages 6-10, brings the real-life legend to a new generation of kids.

This 40-page full-colour illustrated biography includes a timeline, maps and educators' notes. It fits perfectly with the Grade Four curriculum, but is suitable for Grades Two to Five. Also an excellent choice for Black History Month.


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