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The Newbery Award winner, based on a true story!

Captured by slave traders when only 15, At-mun never forgot his roots as a prince. Nor did he ever lose his princely dignity and the courage to hold his head high. Sold at auction in America and haunted by the memory of his young sister left behind in Africa, At-mun, now Amos, began his long march to freedom. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends.

By the time he was 60 years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true. “It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live,” he often said, and he left a legacy of freedom for himself and others that has immortalized his touching story for us all. Recommended for Grades 3 and up.

©1989 Elizabeth Yates (P)2007 AudioGO

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  • Melissa
  • TONKAWA, OK, United States
  • 11-18-18

listened at 1.5 speed

some say it was "slow" the kids and I listened at 1.5 speed and it was about right.

a wonderful story, well told.