Amos Fortune, Free Man

by Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator Unwin Nora

Puffin | October 30, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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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 freedom."—Booklist

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.72 × 5.14 × 0.55 in

Published: October 30, 2007

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140341587

ISBN - 13: 9780140341584

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 12

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Amos Fortune, Free Man

by Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator Unwin Nora

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.72 × 5.14 × 0.55 in

Published: October 30, 2007

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140341587

ISBN - 13: 9780140341584

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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 freedom."—Booklist

About the Author

Elizabeth Yates (1905–2001), prolific American author, won the 1951 Newbery Medal for her novel Amos Fortune, Free Man. She also received a Newbery Honor in 1944 for Mountain Born.

Nora Unwin (1907–1982) illustrated more than one hundred books for children.

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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

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"The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom."-Booklist

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 12

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