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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Yates Narrator: Ray Childs Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Newbery Award winner, based on a true story! 

Captured by slave traders when only fifteen, 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 sixty 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom.”


  • “Ray Childs' deep, melodious voice breathes life into a man who maintained his princely dignity through the indignities of slavery.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Catherine | 2/16/2011

    " this book i read for school
    I really got how slaves worked. It was hard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 2/5/2011

    " Great true story about freedom! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandon | 1/14/2011

    " sad tale but in the end a good meaning

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kirstin | 1/5/2011

    " I loved that this book told the true story of Amos Fortune. I loved his attitude and example of faith. His life teaches a lot about freedom and the compassion and responsibilty that must accompany it. "

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