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Encyclopedia > Amos Fortune, Free Man
Amos Fortune, Free Man
Author Elizabeth Yates
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Children's novel
Publisher
Publication date 1950
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-14-034158-7

Amos Fortune, Free Man is a novel by Elizabeth Yates that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1951. Elizabeth Yates (December 6, 1905 - July 29, 2001) was a prolific American author. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Childrens books redirects here. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... Hardcover books A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) is a book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or sometimes leather). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... ISBN redirects here. ... Elizabeth Yates (December 6, 1905 - July 29, 2001) was a prolific American author. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Childrens books redirects here. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Plot

The plot deals with the life of an African-American prince named Atmun. He was sold into slavery in his teens, learned to read and write, and bought his freedom at age 59. He wanted a wife so he bought a slave named Lily and freed her for mariage. she did so he found another slave to marry. When she died, he found a third, Violate, lived with him and their daughter Celia, for many happy years. They rented a piece of land and they opened a small tannery. After many hard-working years, he managed to finally buy a farm. Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


Film, TV or theatrical adaptations

The book was made into a 1987 movie.

Preceded by
The Door in the Wall
Newbery Medal recipient
1951
Succeeded by
Ginger Pye

 
 

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