Amos Fortune, Free Man
published in 1989
1 Award

Details

Appropriate age:
Tween/Young Teen (age 12-14)
Reading level:
Grade 5
Genres: Biography, Nonfiction
Cultures: Americas, United States, African American
Subjects: Racism, History, Social Issues, Values

Description

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.