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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
Comment: 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 aware of it or not.
He then asked the ...
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