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