Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Mosley, Walter.
Boston : Little, Brown, 2005
ISBN 9780316110358
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47 is a slave. It was his 14th year, in 1832, when he went to live in the men’s slave quarters, the year when he learned what it really meant to be a slave, and the year of his fated encounter with Tall John, from beyond Africa, who could read dreams, fly between galaxies, and make friends with any animal however wild. There are many unbelievable things that happen in this story – miraculous healings, fantastic science, walking dead, creatures from another world, time travel, sun ships, otherworldly battles, rebellion, liberation, and death. But the most unbelievable of all – and the most real – is slavery itself – and the horrible toll it takes on human life. This is 47’s story – as he tells it, more than 170 years later.  (Bonnie Phinney, Booktalking Colorado,, Used with permission)
SUBJECTS:     Slavery -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Plantation life -- Fiction.
                        Freedom -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.
                        Georgia -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
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