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Amos Fortune, Free Man
Amos Fortune Free Man
Author: Elizabeth Yates, Nora S. Unwin (Illustrator)
"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 of the At-mun-shi tribe in Africa. When Amos 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 nev...  more
ISBN-13: 9780525255703
ISBN-10: 0525255702
Publication Date: 1/1/1950
Pages: 181
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Dutton Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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