From the book jacket:
Walter Mosley is one of
the best known writers in America. In his first book for young adults, he 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 run-away
slave, Tall John. Then 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own
In 2005 Mosley delivered a talk at the American Library Association
conference explaining his motives for writing 47
. He opened by acknowledging the
wide cultural heritage of the audience members and the underlying confidence and pride that most
individuals can take in their cultural, political and social identity - whether
they are fully...
Beyond the Book
is the author of more than
twenty books for adults, including the Fearless Jones series (3 books) and Easy
Rawlins series (10 books), he has also published a handful of non fiction
titles, a collection of stories and has contributed to other collections.
His books have been
translated into at least twenty-one
is his first
book for children.
In 1996 he was named the first
Artist-in-Residence, at the
Africana Studies Institute, New
York University. Since that
residency, he has continued to
work with the department,
creating an innovative lecture...