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By Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is likely one of the best-known writers in the US. In his first booklet for teenagers, Mosley deftly weaves historic and speculative fiction right into a robust narrative concerning the nature of freedom. forty seven is a tender slave boy residing less than the watchful eye of a brutal slave grasp. His lifestyles turns out doomed until eventually he meets a mysterious runaway slave, Tall John. Then, forty seven reveals himself swept up in a fight for his personal liberation.

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A Picnic In The Sky 20. I Visit The Star-spangled Goddess 21. Aunt Kitty To The Rescue 22. Leroy Meets The Locker Of Doom 23. Professor Thoth's Final Exam 24. I Blow Up Some Blue Suede Shoes 25. We Win An All-expenses-paid Trip To Death 26. Aboard The Egyptian Queen 27. A Demon With Free Samples 28. I Have A Date With The God Of Toilet Paper 29. Zia Sets A Rendezvous 30. Bast Keeps A Promise 31. I Deliver A Love Note 32. The Place Of Crosses 33. We Go Into The Salsa Business 34. Doughboy Gives Us A Ride 35.

Doughboy Gives Us A Ride 35. Men Ask For Directions (And Other Signs Of The Apocalypse) 36. Our Family Is Vaporized 37. Leroy Gets His Revenge 38. The House Is In The House 39. Zia Tells Me A Secret 40. I Ruin A Rather Important Spell 41. We Stop The Recording, For Now Author's Note To all my librarian friends, champions of books, true magicians in the House of Life. Without you, this writer would be lost in the Duat. WARNING The following is a transcript of a digital recording. In certain places, the audio quality was poor, so some words and phrases represent the author’s best guesses.

You’re an American citizen. ” I just stared at him. I couldn’t remember any home except this flat. My mates at school, my room, everything I knew was here. ” “Inspector,” Gran said, her voice trembling. “This isn’t fair. I can’t believe—” “I’ll give you some time to say good-bye,” the inspector interrupted. Then he frowned as if baffled by his own actions. ” This made no sense, and the inspector seemed to realize it, but he walked to the front door anyway. When he opened it, I almost jumped out of my chair, because the man in black, Amos, was standing there.

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