Amos Fortune: Free Man - by Elizabeth Yates
1951 Newbery Medal Winner
Award-winning author has written one of those powerful books you won't want to miss reading aloud to your family. Amos Fortune was born the son of an African king. In 1725, when he was 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders, brought to America and sold at auction. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom, This is a moving testimony of his faith and love.
About the Author: Elizabeth Yates (1905-2001) wrote over fifty books and won the Newbery Medal for Amos Fortune, Free Man. A much-beloved author Yates was also an humanitarian and environmentalist whose full life saw her leave her native New Hampshire to pursue a writing degree in New York City. She later left New York and moved to England. Her time in Europe served to inspire many of her books but she is best known for her stories steeped in American history.