Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Ethnic Studies Professor Zetta Elliott has published her latest young adult novel, Ship of Souls. The books links the histories of Revolutionary War soldiers and African slaves with the lives of three young people in present-day New York City. Touted as an “urban fantatsy,” the book focuses on three African-American teens that go on a dangerous quest to help a multitude of lost souls transition to their final rest.
According to a press release issued by BMCC, Professor Elliott says that right now only 3 percnet of young adult authors are African-American writers, and she says that since stories often come from the writer's experience this means black children and teens do not often see their reflection on the page.
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