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Publisher Comments:

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:

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.

Synopsis:

Readers learn about the lives of countless slaves and former slaves, who tell about their forced journeys from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom. Illustrations.

About the Author

Elizabeth Yates (1905–2001), prolific American author, won the 1951 Newbery Medal for her novel Amos Fortune, Free Man. She also received a Newbery Honor in 1944 for Mountain Born.

Nora Unwin (1907–1982) illustrated more than one hundred books for children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142403860
Author:
Feelings, Tom
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Feelings, Tom
Author:
Feelings, Tom
Author:
Yates, Elizabeth
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Slave-trade
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.04x5.02x.49 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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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.

"Synopsis" by , Readers learn about the lives of countless slaves and former slaves, who tell about their forced journeys from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom. Illustrations.

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