The Emancipation of Evan Walls
by Jeffrey Blount


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"If you aren't already 'woke, ' you will be after reading this book."--Mary Batten, author of Aliens from Earth

EVAN WALLS IS TERRIFIED by the birth of his first child because he doesn't want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan. He is resented by friends and family for desiring a life better than theirs. Among the smartest in his class, Evan becomes a target of white kids threatened by the forced integration of their schools. Caught in a crossfire of hate from whites and his own people, who question whether he is black enough, Evan is often alone and bewildered. Only the love of his great grandmother, Mama Jennie, and his mentor, Bojack, keeps him on track. Together, they help Evan find perspective and peace.

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Overview

"If you aren't already 'woke, ' you will be after reading this book."--Mary Batten, author of Aliens from Earth

EVAN WALLS IS TERRIFIED by the birth of his first child because he doesn't want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan. He is resented by friends and family for desiring a life better than theirs. Among the smartest in his class, Evan becomes a target of white kids threatened by the forced integration of their schools. Caught in a crossfire of hate from whites and his own people, who question whether he is black enough, Evan is often alone and bewildered. Only the love of his great grandmother, Mama Jennie, and his mentor, Bojack, keeps him on track. Together, they help Evan find perspective and peace.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781633938106
  • ISBN-10: 1633938107
  • Publisher: Koehler Books
  • Publish Date: June 2019
  • Page Count: 312
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


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