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Amos Fortune: Free Man

 

Category: Social Studies: Biography

 

Grade Level: Grades 4 to 8


Author:
Elizabeth Yates

 

Copyright/published Year: 1950 by Puffin Books

 

ISBN: 0-14-034158-7

 

Binding: Paper


Description:

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.

This book also comes with a Literature Guide.

"It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live."

These were the words of Amos Fortune, born the son of a king in At-mun-shi tribe in Africa. When Amos was only 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. He dreamed of being free, and of buying the freedom of his closest friends. By the time he was sixty years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true.

Softcover, 181 pages.

 


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