Literary Classics Seal of Approval

everett 12 Comments


Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book, A Long Way Back, by J. Everett Prewitt, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

A Long Way Back is the gripping tale of a group of Black American soldiers and one young man determined to bring their story to light. When Anthony, a Washington Post news reporter sent to cover the war in Vietnam, witnesses the return of seven soldiers from a mission he senses a story. The soldiers, bedraggled and severely shell-shocked, are met with stunned silence. It seems the other men at base camp seem shocked to learn the men made it back alive. Anthony feels certain this is a story the Post would want him to cover, but he is refused the opportunity to speak to anyone. He hears hushed rumors of the men having been sent on an illegal mission to Cambodia; but under threat of court-martial, no one will divulge any information about the mission, or the fate of the others who never returned.

Author, J. Everett Prewitt’s vivid depiction of the horrors of war are compounded when intertwined with the racial injustices perpetrated upon the men whose story Anthony hopes to reveal. A Long Way Back is a powerful and compelling novel. Recommended for home and school libraries, this book has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature for young readers, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at or

Comments 12

  1. Steven J Williams

    I really enjoyed the book. I am very proud to know Everett and consider him a friend. congratulations to him on a job well done. Cant wait for the next book!

  2. Karen E. Quinones Miller

    This is a wonderful selection! Everett Prewitt is an outstanding writer and deserves the recognition. His debut novel, Snake Walkers, is one of the best books I’ve read in years.
    I’ve not read this one, but I WILL be ordering it now!

    1. Post
  3. David Harmon

    Mr. Prewitt you are a model of what being true to being black and a man of accomplishment. To know you is worth gold. David Harmon

  4. Darryl Flenoy Sr

    Having read Mr. Prewitts previous novel, Snake Walkers, I was not surprise at the thrilling mystery, suspense and intrique that permeates this book.
    I tried to read, A Long Way Back , slowly so as to absorb all the intricacies of the story but
    it was so compelling I finished it in short order.

  5. Charnetta Clark

    Hey Everette, congrats on this award! I just ordered your latest book and I am anxious to start reading it. Thanks for keeping me in the loop! I am greatful & humbled to be a friend. I pray great success with your future projects and may “sweet 16” be the best year yet! Blessings!

    1. Post
  6. Lillie Brown

    Hi Everett, remember me from Expand Your Mind book club? You did a presentation of your first book Snake Walkers at my home several years ago. I am really enjoying your second book. It really is good. Keep up the good work & continue to write. You have a gift. Lillie Brown/Educator

    1. Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *