"The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom."—Booklist
About the Author
Nora Unwin (1907–1982) illustrated more than one hundred books for children.
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The book is a triumph of man over adversity.
He truly was Fortunate not to have been unloaded and auctioned off in the South, where he would have suffered excruciatingly in the plantation fields.
This book was a bit slow starting but then picked up towards the middle and end (so much that I wish it hadn't of stopped.)
This book did a good job describing life as a slave. Very moving.Published 2 months ago by Tanya Silcox
I used Amos Fortune with my seventh and eighth grade literature classes. This was my first year using this book and I was concerned that it would not capture the modern teenage... Read morePublished 10 months ago by evie2400books
Wonderful, true story of perseverance and triumph over circumstance.
Amos endures more misfortune in life than many; but his unwavering faith and determination leave a truely... Read more
The story of Amos is inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. The book is well-written. My only complaint about the story is the way the truth has been sanitized to make it... Read morePublished 15 months ago by word addicted
My child has not had a chance to read this one yet. He needs to read this book for History and says the books so far have been educating to read and he loves that kind of book.Published 17 months ago by Roxi Weber
We are using this book in classical conversations Challenge A course. My daughter who just turned 13 noted that they have selected so many wonderful books we never have read if it... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Learner