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Elizabeth Yates Amos Fortune, Free Man ISBN 13: 9780525255703

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Biography describes Fortune's capture in Africa, his forty years of slavery after which he bought his own freedom and then worked to free many others.

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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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Elizabeth Yates deservedly won the Newbery Award for AMOS FORTUNE, FREE MAN in the pre-politically correct days of 1951. This carefully researched biography brings to life a man and era overlooked in history books. Born a prince in Africa, At-mun was captured at age 15, sold at a Boston slave auction, given the name Amos, taught to read, and trained as a tanner. Six decades later, he buys his freedom and, eventually, the freedom of others. Ray Childs's deep, melodious voice breathes life into a man who maintained his princely dignity through the indignities of slavery. Hearing the documents of manumission, the process by which a slave could be liberated, read in the formal language of the Colonial period underlines the authenticity of the story. N.E.M. AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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  • PublisherE. P. Dutton
  • Publication date1950
  • ISBN 10 0525255702
  • ISBN 13 9780525255703
  • BindingHardcover
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages192
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