47
47
47
Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley is one of the best-known writers in America. In his first book for young adults, Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom. 47 is a young slave boy living under the watchful eye of a brutal slave master. His life seems doomed until he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. Then, 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Veteran mystery novelist Walter Mosley strays out of his comfort zone and deftly tackles historical and science fiction in 47. The title character is a young slave resigned to the plantation lifestyle until Tall John, an enigmatic and agical runaway, finds him and teaches him about freedom.

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