The Long Shadow

A Novel for Ages 10-14 


The Long Shadow by Phyllis Wheeler


I’m so excited!!! My dream is coming true! My debut novel comes out June 1, 2021, and here is the cover. It’s an anti-racist book for kids 10-14.

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?

Once the two learn to trust each other, Richie learns about the traumatic event that shaped the man Morris’s life: the lynching of Morris’s grandfather in 1923. If Richie can go back in time again and prevent the lynching, will Morris come in from the cold?

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