Exciting Ride: George Finds His Rhythm. Let 'Er Buck. February 2019. A story of the obstacles faced by African-American cowboy, George Fletcher. It tells of his upbringing and competing in a rodeo called The Pendleton Round Up. These oil paintings, by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor winning illustrator Gordon C. James, bring a fine art feel to the work. The book has already received four starred reviews.