Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom.

A gripping Young Adult fiction debut by bestselling author Walter Mosley.

Walter Mosley is one of the best known writers in America. In his thir ook for young adults, Mosley 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 ye 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 liberation.
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Published November 1st 2006 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published April 2005
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Main characters in this memoi are slave number 47, Tall John ( 12), Big mama Flore, Mud Albert, slave number 84, White master Tobias, Mr Steward.

One ay, 47, Tall John and another girl slave 84 ran away form plantation.Audience of the tal is people who read the tory.

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This could have been a really good historical fiction book about a young slave ( he does n't have a name, just a number " 47 ") who meets a runaway slave and stands up to his master.

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Just as goo as Runner by Carl Deuker, but in completely the opposite way -- this novel aims high ... but falls flat.

There are definitely points in which the writing turns didactic, but overall, had the plot taken a different turn, this could have been a good historical fiction character study.

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47 by Walter Dean Meyer 's is a rivetin ale about a young slave boy whose known only as 47.

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One day he meets Tall John, another slave boy, escaped from a nearby plantation.

“ I say that he was colored, but not like any Negro I ’ d known.

Tall John turns out to be les than just an escaped slave boy—he leads 47 on a quest to save not only the slaves on his plantation, but the entire planet.

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