Young Readers Paperback
When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family member death; Biracial; Gender nonconformity; single parent; single father; death of a parent; death of a father; death of a mother; grief; family tragedy; loss; parentless; biracial adult; girls who dress as boys
Latinx (Mexican) / White
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
grit; adventure; murder; gang; revenge; gold; goldmine; justice; brothers; quest; guns; western; cowgirl; cowboy; allies
Bowman, Erin, "Vengeance Road" (2017). Diverse Families. 1831.