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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Book Explores the Story of Jocko Graves — An Unsung and Forgotten African American Child Hero

— Waymon E. LeFall’s new book, “Jocko: A Long Way from Home Down Under”, is an intriguing journey through myth and truth. —

Jocko by Waymon E. Lefall

Bookcover and author, Waymon E. Lefall

Nationwide — New book, Jocko: A Long Way from Home Down Under from Page Publishing author Waymon E. LeFall is a thoroughly researched work of investigative literature. Attempting to reconstruct the past, LeFall endeavors to uncover the truth behind the commonly seen statues of a young boy holding a lantern found in many yards across the U.S.

LeFall, a renaissance man and accomplished scholar, has complete his first book, Jocko A Long Way from Home Down Under – a vibrant recounting of one man’s quest for knowledge in a society that holds many secrets.

During the American Revolutionary War there were many heroes, and yet many more unsung and forgotten. One such story is that of Jocko Graves who was a son of a free black man and while Jocko was too young to join the American Revolutionary Army, he did so anyway. However, most of Jocko’s history and legacy remain shrouded in mystery as one of the only records left of him are that of little black statues of a black boy holding a lantern found on many white folk’s lawns.

Jock: A Long Way from Home Down Under explores the shrouded past of Jocko Graves, while trying to shift through what is fact and what has become myth. The book follows the trail of evidence followed by Waymon LeFall as he goes on a quest to find out if Jocko Graves is actually the first African-American child hero, or if the legends are just merely that – legends.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Waymon LeFall’s exploration of the past is the grand sojourn into an uncharted wilderness of history.

Readers who wish to experience this adventurous work can purchase Jocko: A Long Way from Home Down Under at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or BarnesandNoble.com.

For additional information, review copies or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at (866) 315-2708.

Waymon Lefall