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Amos Fortune, Free Man

Written by Elizabeth Yates
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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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Who Wrote Amos Fortune, Free Man

Elizabeth Yates

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.

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Publication Date:
May 28, 1989

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