|aAmos Fortune, free man /|cElizabeth Yates ; illustrated by Nora S. Unwin.
|aNew York :|bPuffin Books,|c2007.
|a181 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOriginally published: New York : Dutton, 1950.
|aPublished by Puffin Books, 1989.
|aAfrica 1725 -- Middle passage -- Boston 1725-1740 -- Woburn 1740-1779 -- Journey to Keene 1779 -- The arrival at Jaffrey -- Hard work fills the iron kettle 1781-1789 -- Amos on the mountain -- Auctioned for freedom -- Evergreen years 1794-1801
|aThe 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.
|aNewbery Medal, 1951
|aFortune, Amos, 1709 or 10-1801|vJuvenile literature.
A Newbery Medal WinnerWhen 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 dinity 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. "The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom."--Booklist
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.