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CHARACTERS ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Elizabeth Yates When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts whe. I did my best to rate this what I might have rated it as a child or maybe if I'd read it back when it was writtenAs a book I would probably rate it highly in a list of similar children's biographies for interest and readability Amos Fortune had a very interesting life and a new biography of him would be great But this book is almost unreadably racist and patronizing If it weren't for the award it would certainly have been weeded from school and public libraries long ago I don't know what should be done about Newberys like this I wonder if possibly the new edition that I see pictured includes a foreword about the racist nature of the book which would help somewhatThe illustrations in the edition I read anyway depict dreadful caricaturesNOT recommended

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READ Amos Fortune Free Man ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts where he was sold at auction Although his freedom had been taken Amos never lost his dignity and courage For 45 years Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedo Re he was sold at auction Although his freedom had been taken Amos never lost his dignity and courage For 45 y. Newbery Medal Winner 1951 But that's what they are those black people nothing but children It's a good thing for them the whites took them over Yeahyou've gotta be okay with a little that's how it was back them racism to get through this one Granted the author almost always goes on to show how amazing Amos is and how he doesn't care but it's still frustrating to read at times It's a pretty interesting story of a slave from his capture from his African tribe all the way to his death as a free man but it also leaves a lot to be desired Amos is pretty lucky I knowno slaves were actually lucky which is how he comes by his last name As a slave he is taken in by two kind loving families who allow him to sleep in the house learn to read and write and both intend to give him his freedom He is never whipped or beaten by an owner and he is able to make a life for himself and others once he's free An inspiring story surebut Amos never experiences the horrors that many slaves did These things are mentioned in passing but very little is said about them It's all a bitwhite washed if you will

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Amos Fortune Free ManEars Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom And at age 60 he finally began to see those dreams come tru. The thing that struck me most about this book is that Amos is not tortured or horribly hurt in any way by being a slave He isn’t raped or beaten or anything else I think that this is what makes the book interesting It does not matter that you are mistreated and hurt by being a slave That is not really the point That’s not what is horrible about racism Racism is people not paying you for your work even though it is excellent Racism is people not letting you sit in a pew at church Racism is not good no matter how benign it seems I think that by seeing Amos as a real person who does things that normal people do and who leaves a normal life which is not particularly horror filled that the awfulness of slavery is made even apparent