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
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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Published by Puffin Books May 01, 1989| 192 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780140341584