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Amos Fortune, Free Man
Amos Fortune Free Man
Author: Elizabeth Yates
Winner of the Newbery Award — Amos Fortune's life was a journey toward one destination--freedom! The journey begins in a slave trader's canoe on Africa's God Coast. Al-Mun, a young king, is taken with his black tribesmen and thrust into a new kind of slavery in colonial America. By the time they reach the American auction blocks most of the ne...  more »
ISBN: 181762
Publication Date: 1950
Pages: 181
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Publisher: Dell Publishing Co.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Story of an African prince, sold as a slave that never loses his dignity and dreams of freedom
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Originally published in 1950, this Newbery Award winner embodies the quiet method of changing the world. Amos Fortune lived a hard life, but his calmness and solid beliefs affected everyone he came in contact with. His life story teaches us lessons that many people today seem to have forgotten; lessons of patience and forgiveness. And that a little hard work can go a long way toward making your life, and the lives of those around you that much richer :o)
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Moving story.
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This book is used in Sonlight 7 (now Core 100)
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An excellent biography for older elementary students that won the John Newbery medal.
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Different cover but same book. The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty.


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