Boston : Little, Brown, 2005
is a slave. It was his 14th year, in 1832, when he went to live in the
mens 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 47s story as he tells it, more than 170 years later. (Bonnie
Phinney, Booktalking Colorado,
http://booktalkingcolorado.ppld.org/Scripts/FullRecord.asp?ID=561, Used with permission)
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Plantation life -- Fiction.
Freedom -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Georgia -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction.