I just picked up my shipment of Alvin Coffey: The True Story of an African American Forty-Niner. It’s real! It’s here! Would you like to get a copy? Boy, do I have them. I will soon have it on Amazon and at various vendors.
Alvin Coffey was a real person, born into slavery, who with determination and hope won freedom for himself and his wife and children. It’s an inspiring story and a chapter in American and California history that needs to be better known.
I am grateful for all the help I received from Alvin and Mahala Coffey’s great-great-granddaughter, Jeannette Molson. Steve Ferchaud did a great job with the illustrations and Carla Resnick made it look professional. I can’t wait to start telling people about this new book.