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The life of the 18th-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on January 1, 1950 by E. P. Dutton
ISBN-10: 0525255702
ISBN-13: 9780525255703
3 Book Reviews
  • animallovinggal
    animallovinggalabout 1 year55 stars
    Had to read for school! Really enjoying it!
    • Iyana Aalmost 3 years
      I like it we r reading it in class and it horrible Ik I just said I like but I always fall asleep but At-mun I like him and his sister At-mun wants and will save his people! Ik that he wants to save his people and will never give up I hope! I have faith in him and I also believe in him at a hero who will save his people
      • freemangirls
        freemangirlsalmost 4 years33 starsFeatured
        How would you like to be separated from your family as a fifteen year old? Well, that is exactly what prince At-mun of At-mun-shi Tribe had to face as a teenager. As strong young At-mun stood up on the auction block, he was now going to be known as Amos Fortune to the world. Amos was bought by the loving Copeland family, who were devout Christians. Living with the Copeland family helped Amos to become a bold Christian and learn the skill of the tanning trade. At the age of sixty, Amos was finally set free. With Amos’ freedom he desired to set others free. Because Amos felt the need to liberate others, he purchased young Lily, Lydia, Violet, and Celyndia. Truly, Amos believed that, “some things are too wonderful even for a child, and freedom’s one of them.”` In my opinion, Amos Fortune was a boring novel because it was not exciting and it contained no interesting parts. But, what this book did have is important life lessons. One of the meaningful lessons this book taught me was that all people have value. You should never rashly judge a book by its cover, which is the same principle as not judging a person by the color of their skin. Amos became a hard working man who realized his dream by buying his own piece of land, which encourages me to follow my dreams too. One time an elder who was from the church said, “It is too bad he isn’t white. He could do a lot of good for the church.” Even though Amos was black, he could still do amazing things for the church. Because Amos was a diligent worker, he did give the church a new silver communion set before he died. This book has taught me that blacks are just as equal as whites, and we should respect everyone. Ginger Age 10