Phyllis Wheeler, Author
The Long Shadow, Phyllis Wheeler’s debut novel, launches in June, 2021. She has authored an anti-racist time-travel story for 10-to-14-year-olds, coming from Elk Lake Publishing Inc. of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
What if a fourteen-year-old boy from present-day white suburbia finds himself fifty years in the past, fighting to survive a freak storm in the woods and afraid to accept help from a black man?
“Part survival story, part exploration of racial justice in America, part journey of self-discovery, and wholly engaging and memorable. A well done and powerful story. It is certainly stuck in my head.”—Joe Corbett, school librarian, St. Louis
Find out more on the info page for The Long Shadow.
Author Phyllis Wheeler tells stories…
that encourage us to step outside our comfort zones. She’s done it—she and her husband spent twenty years raising their family in a black neighborhood in segregated St. Louis. She’s been a journalist, an engineer, and a homeschooling mom. Now she’s thrilled to be following her dream of becoming an author for young people.
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