If you’ve ever wondered what life was like for African Americans just after slavery, Moses’ tale – based on true events – captures all its joys and fears. It’s 1898, and Mo is having a summer filled with ups and downs. He’s growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny keeps butting heads with his pragmatic father, and his mother is reeling from a family secret. Yet there are good times, too. Mo is teaching his grandmother to read. For the first time, she’s sharing stories about her life as a slave. And his father and his friends are finally getting the respect and positions they’ve earned in their North Carolina city. But not everyone is happy. One generation away from slavery, a thriving African American community is about to lose its freedom, suddenly and violently…

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