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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.)
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 4 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 10 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 12 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 13 months ago by Wendy Oleen
Book is a summer reading assignment for 13yo granddaughter. Have ordered several times from Amazon; always pleased with availability and quality of products.Published 15 months ago by Melba Powell
I read this book before my sixth grade year. This is probably the worst book I have ever read. I had to have my mother read it first. This book had no plot that was worth reading. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kalala
I read this with my son for his 8th grade history class. It starts out similar to Roots with At-mun (later Americanized to Amos) a proud, thoughtful prince of his tribe in Africa. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Carpe Librum
This book was won the 1951 Newbery Medal and I think writing styles have really changed since then. This book is written an omniscient POV which I didn't like. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Haley Whitehall