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 »wly enslaved people have forgotten their African identity, but Al-Mun, who becomes Amos Fortune, never forgets what it is to be a free man. He finds freedom again and works to bring the same fortune to the black people who lives he can touch.
"A quiet goodness of spirit is ever-present in the books of Elizabeth Yates. One feels that she intensely admires men, women, and children who are steadfast, courageous, kind, and loving, and wishes to spread their influence through her books." Book Week
Elizabeth Yates is the Newbery Medal-winning author of many books, including Carolina's Courage, Patterns on the Wall, and Prudence Crandall: Woman of Courage.« less