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Amos Fortune, Free Man

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ISBN13: 9780140341584
ISBN10: 0140341587
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Amos Fortune was born the son of an African king. In 1725, when he was 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders, brought to America and sold at auction. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. At 60, he began to see those dreams come true. A Newbery Honor Book.

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Meet Rambler, a runaway slave roaming the countryside with a guitar, who knows the only way to stay free is to keep moving. Louis is another runaway, fleeing the plantation where he was raised, because he is about to be sold. And Jake and Mandy's marriage is damaged by slavery—and destroyed by freedom. Here is the African-American experience, brought alive by a master storyteller.

Synopsis:

What was it like to be a slave?  Listen to the words and learn about the lives of countless slaves and ex-slaves, telling about their forced journey from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom.  You will never look at life the same way again.

About the Author

Elizabeth Yates (1905–2001) wrote more than fifty books for children. Nora Unwin (1907–1982) illustrated more than one hundred books for children.

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csebastiene, February 16, 2007 (view all comments by csebastiene)
I read this book at the age of twelve when I was in the seventh grade. I was hooked the first time I read it and came back several times to check the book out from our school library and read it. It is a very moving tale of Amos Fortune, taken from Africa as a teenager and brought to America where he is sold into slavery. He works as a slave his entire life and is eventually able to buy his freedom and the freedom of his wife. This book is fabulous and I heartily recommend it to anyone wishing to extend their literary library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140341584
Author:
Yates, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Puffin
Illustrator:
Unwin, Nora S.
ill.:
Unwin, Nora Spicer,
Author:
Unwin, Nora S.
Author:
Lester, Julius
Author:
Feelings, Tom
Location:
Mahwah, N.J.
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Fortune, amos, 1709 or 1710-1801
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics
Series Volume:
871
Publication Date:
May 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.83x5.13x.51 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Meet Rambler, a runaway slave roaming the countryside with a guitar, who knows the only way to stay free is to keep moving. Louis is another runaway, fleeing the plantation where he was raised, because he is about to be sold. And Jake and Mandy's marriage is damaged by slavery—and destroyed by freedom. Here is the African-American experience, brought alive by a master storyteller.
"Synopsis" by ,

What was it like to be a slave?  Listen to the words and learn about the lives of countless slaves and ex-slaves, telling about their forced journey from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom.  You will never look at life the same way again.

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