By: Walter Mosley
Age Range: 12 & up
Grade Range: 7-17
Curriculum Subjects: Adventure: Science Fiction, Personal Development: Friendship, Social Studies: History, Social Studies: African American Heritage
Accelerated Reader: 5.3
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New York Times Bestseller
“Engaging.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Master storyteller Walter Mosley deftly mixes speculative and historical fiction in this daring New York Times bestselling novel, reminiscent of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad.
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. 47 finds himself swept up in a struggle for his own liberation.