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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Read-Aloud: Amos Fortune, Free Man

I've rejoined the Homeschool Review Crew for 2019, and now I'm joining many of my Crew friends in Blogging Through the Alphabet.

One of my favorite parts of homeschooling when my children were younger was read-aloud time. So I've decided that my theme for this trip through the alphabet will be read-alouds.

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Amos Fortune was born the son of a king in Africa, but was captured by slave traders and brought to the US when he was 15 years old. For the next 45 years, he lives as a slave, dreaming of his freedom, until the day that those dreams come true.

This Newberry Award winner is a perfect pairing with a study of slavery. The opportunities it presents for great discussion makes this an amazing addition to your read-aloud time.


  1. I agree, this book is amazing! Thanks for reminding me about it.

  2. Thank you for joining in the Link Party! This is great information and I cannot wait for next week's post! :)

  3. Ooooh! I haven't read this one before. As far as a read-aloud, what ages would this work for?

    1. I've read this to my children from 2nd-6th grade.


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