Amos Fortune: Free Man
"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 never lost his dignity and courage. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends. By the time he was sixty years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true. This Newberry winner is based on a true story.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Elizabeth Yates and Nora A. Unwin
|Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
|Penguin Random House