By Lisa Rivero, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 5, 2011
Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux
Fiction for Young Historians Ages 8-12 (and up)
by Lisa Rivero
The year is 1904 on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and eleven-year-old Tomas, a son of Swedish immigrants, thinks that life is a game of chance. Now you see it. Now you don’t. His father. School. Dreams for the future. It doesn’t matter how hard he tries or how much he hopes. In the end, everything he loves can disappear with the delivery of a telegram.