Amos Fortune Free Man Author:Elizabeth Yates Winner of the Newbery Award — Amos Fortune's life was a journey toward one destination--freedom! The journey begins in a slave trader's canoe on Africa's God Coast. Al-Mun, a young king, is taken with his black tribesmen and thrust into a new kind of slavery in colonial America. By the time they reach the American auction blocks most of the ne... more »wly enslaved people have forgotten their African identity, but Al-Mun, who becomes Amos Fortune, never forgets what it is to be a free man. He finds freedom again and works to bring the same fortune to the black people who lives he can touch.
"A quiet goodness of spirit is ever-present in the books of Elizabeth Yates. One feels that she intensely admires men, women, and children who are steadfast, courageous, kind, and loving, and wishes to spread their influence through her books." Book Week
Elizabeth Yates is the Newbery Medal-winning author of many books, including Carolina's Courage, Patterns on the Wall, and Prudence Crandall: Woman of Courage.« less
Originally published in 1950, this Newbery Award winner embodies the quiet method of changing the world. Amos Fortune lived a hard life, but his calmness and solid beliefs affected everyone he came in contact with. His life story teaches us lessons that many people today seem to have forgotten; lessons of patience and forgiveness. And that a little hard work can go a long way toward making your life, and the lives of those around you that much richer :o)
Different cover but same book. The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty.