Amos Fortune, Free Man
Amos Fortune, Free Man

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Annotation: 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.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #12963
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1950
Edition Date: 1989
Illustrator: Unwin, Nora Spicer,
Pages: 181 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-14-034158-7 Perma-Bound: 0-8000-3270-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-14-034158-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8000-3270-8
Dewey: 921
LCCN: 89030234
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 32,679
Reading Level: 6.5
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.5 / points: 5.0 / quiz: 3 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.8 / points:9.0 / quiz:Q00382
Lexile: 1090L
Guided Reading Level: V
Fountas & Pinnell: V

A Newbery Medal Winner

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 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

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