Amos Fortune, Free Man

Written by Elizabeth Yates

Based on the life of Amos Fortune, who was captured in Africa in the 1700s, and sold as a slave in Massachusetts, the biographical novel traces his life and its ups and downs. One of his owners, Ichabod Richardson, teaches him tanning. Eventually, he moves to Jaffrey, New Hampshire, to start his own tanning business. He is freed at the age of 60.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
192
Publisher
Dutton
Grade Level 3rd - 7th
ISBN
9780140341584
Lexile 1090
Themes