Amos Fortune, Free Man book

Amos Fortune, Free Man book

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Item #: 002481
ISBN: 9780140341584
Grades: 5-8

Product Description:

The 1951 Newbery Medal Winner. Born a prince in Africa, Amos Fortune believes he must live to serve his people. Although captured and brought to the United States as a slave, Amos never forgets his high calling. In spite of his circumstances, Amos lives his life as a testimony to freedom - the freedom that can only come from faith in God. By Elizabeth Yates.

Publisher Description:

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 dignity 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.

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Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
UK-B Format Paperback
Series Title
Puffin Newbery Library
8 to 0
Newbery Medal ( WON AWARD ) 1951 ; William Allen White Children's Book Award ( WON AWARD ) 1953
Nora S. Unwin (Illustrator)
Elizabeth Yates
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Puffin Books
0.3 (lbs.)
7.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
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As part of the Beautiful Feet History curriculum.
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required for co-op
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As part of the Beautiful Feet History curriculum.
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Part of curriculum at CC
Susan S on Sep 11, 2021
required for co-op
Clark R on Aug 25, 2021
Classical Conversations
Heather D on Aug 9, 2021
great accompaniment to our American History study this coming year.
Christine F on Jul 24, 2021
I want my children to get to "meet" this godly man by reading this book
Janelle C on Apr 30, 2021
Purchased for Pandia Press History Odyssey Level 2 Early Modern Times.
Rachelle on Apr 11, 2021
This was on my daughter's Challenge A list of books for the 20-21 school year
Elizabeth H on Aug 17, 2020
This book seems to be often checked out from the library. We need it for history this year.
Rhoda K on Jul 30, 2020
homeschool curriculum
Amy W on Jul 22, 2020
We chose this book to go with our history program.
Heidi F on Jul 21, 2020
on my school book list
Melissa G on Jul 20, 2020
MFW Explorations to 1850 read aloud and Ambleside year 4
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requirement for course
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It is on our reading list for 7th grade.
Genevie D on Apr 23, 2020
part of required curriculum
Kimberly C on Aug 5, 2019
Homeschool - Classical Conversations
Terry M on Jul 28, 2019
Using this with America the Beautiful history.
Julie B on Nov 21, 2018
cc coop curriculum
Chunfeng Z on Aug 31, 2018
Chose this because it goes with America the Beautiful History course by Notgrass.
Karen J on Jun 16, 2018
curriculum recommends it as a read aloud
Katie S on Mar 27, 2018
Part of required reading for Challenge A in Classical Conversations.
Karen M on Oct 7, 2017
Using it in co-op
Jodi B on Sep 15, 2017
using for a homeschool co-op
Debbie W on Aug 4, 2016
Junior high literature, and possibly a family read-aloud
David M on Aug 2, 2016
Required reading for my rising 7th grader.
Allyson N on Jul 25, 2016
My son needs this book for school.
Darnell D on Jul 20, 2016
recommended reading for 7th grade
Yazbet Z on Feb 11, 2016
Great Book
Chantel B on Dec 27, 2015
Part of curriculum at CC
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Classical Conversations
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