Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Amos Fortune, Free Man

By Elizabeth Yates
Level 7

This book contains everything I love in a book: completely clean language, powerful messages, insights into history and cultures, an intriguing plot, elevated vocabulary, and exemplary writing. This book is based on the true story of a 15-year-old African tribal king who is captured by slave traders and sold as a slave in America. Resisting bitterness and retaining hope and dignity, “Amos” leads an incredibly admirable and inspiring life. This book, with profound lessons, motivated me to want to be a better person. This is also a book I highly recommend to adults. The reading, although it contains elevated vocabulary, is an easy and relatively short read. However, because it will be enjoyed more by an older audience, I recommend it for ages 10 and older.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region New Hampshire, United States
Period 18th Century
Genre Biography, Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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