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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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Winner of the Newbery Medal!

When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dinity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true.

"The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom."—Booklist

Synopsis:

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.

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 Books
Illustrator:
Unwin, Nora S.
ill.:
Unwin, Nora Spicer,
Author:
Unwin, Nora S.
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Newbery Library, Puffin
Series Volume:
871
Publication Date:
May 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.83x5.13x.51 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Winner of the Newbery Medal!

When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dinity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true.

"The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom."—Booklist

"Synopsis" by ,

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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