The Emancipation of Evan Walls

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Koehler Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author
Jeffrey Blount is the author of Almost Snow White, winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Awards and Hating Heidi Foster, winner of the 2013 Readers Favorite Book Award for YA literature. He has been a contributor to HuffPost, published op-eds in The Washington Post, and other publications. He has also written scripts for films and interactives that are now on display in the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Newseum, America I AM: The African American Imprint at the National Constitution Center, The Museum at Bethel Woods, at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, and others. These projects have won Cine Golden Eagle Awards, Muse Awards and a Thea Award.

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

"The Emancipation of Evan Walls is one of the most sensitively told, yet brutally honest reflections on race and identity in recent history." --Jonathan Odell, author of Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

"Jeffrey Blount has written a timely novel of enormous power. Evan Walls shows the kind of courage we wish weren't needed, but still is today--the courage to defy convention, step beyond boundaries and risk everything to live the life you desire. The Emancipation of Evan Walls is a page turner and more, an important addition to today's crucial conversations about race and privilege." --Masha Hamilton, author of 31 Hours

"I found this story shocking and thought-provoking. There is so much inherent drama to Evan's story. His world is well-drawn from the get-go. There is a great feel for the place and time and the dialogue is superb." --Christina Kovac, author of The Cutaway