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Amos Fortune, Free Man - Elizabeth Yates, Nora S. Unwin
Amos Fortune, Free Man
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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.
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140341584 (0140341587)
ASIN: 140341587
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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I read this with my son for his 8th grade history class. It starts out similar to Roots with At-mun (later Americanized to Amos) a proud, thoughtful prince of his tribe in Africa. Through good fortune, gaining him his last name, he is sold to kind families, learns a trade, and becomes a Christian. A...
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3.0 Amos Fortune, Free Man
Amos Fortune was born At-mun, the son of a king in Africa. Before he knew it, he was seized and taken to America, to be sold as a slave. He was fortunate, however, and was sold to a kind Quaker who treated him justly and beneficently and allowed him to buy his freedom. All his life (and he lived a l...
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