- 出版社: Puffin; Reprint (1989年5月1日)
- 外文书名: 自由人阿莫斯
- 丛书名: Newbery Library, Puffin
- 平装: 192页
- 读者对象: 8 - 12 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0140341587
- 条形码: 9780140341584, 0000000147026
- 商品尺寸: 13 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
- 商品重量: 154 g
- ASIN: 0140341587
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Amos Fortune, Free Man (英语) 平装 – 1989年5月1日
The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom. (Booklist)
The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom. -- Booklist
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The history was not "whitewashed," but the horrors of the middle passage and difficulties of life were handled subtly for sensitive children. Perhaps without further study, a student might conclude that life as a slave wasn't so bad, but with additional discussion about the realities of slave trade, it will be an excellent resource. The book mentioned once that he was beaten with a whip, and mentions a few times the scars left, but because of the story's emphasis is on his willfull path toward freedom, the book has an overall positive feel and outcome. It's focus is not the illumination of terrors, but the perseverance of the human soul to long for freedom.
It's a great book to read focusing on empowerment, discipline, and hard work in the worst of situations. I would not use it to drive the point home about slave trade.
I also liked that several legal documents are inset within the story, as they made for very good reading challenges.
Set in New England in late colonial/revolutionary/early American times. This book has it all -- plot, action, sadness, courage. It sets an example for kids who need to look outside themselves for the meaning of life. My favorite character was Violet, that encouraging, supportive industrious, strong wife. But then again, I'm a mom.
Amos Fortune belongs on your child's bookshelf.
Parent notes: a hard look at the capture and captivity of Afrincan blacks for slavery in the New World, the middle passage, violence against blacks. Uplifting book.