Amos Fortune  Free Man Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Amos Fortune Free Man


  • Author : Elizabeth Yates
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1989-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140341584

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Amos Fortune Free Man Excerpt :

A Newbery Medal Winner 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 dinity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true. "The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom."—Booklist

Amos Fortune Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Amos Fortune


  • Author : Elizabeth Yates
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1959
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105049353126

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Amos Fortune Excerpt :

The life of the eighteenth-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.

Amos Fortune Free Man  Book

Amos Fortune Free Man


  • Author : Elizabeth Yates
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Adventures of Robin Hood


  • Author : Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-02-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141963587

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Excerpt :

The classic story of social justice and outrageous cunning. Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking refuge in the vast Sherwood Forest with his band of men, he remains determined to outwit his enemies. Brilliantly introduced by bestselling author John Boyne.

Mountain Born Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Mountain Born


  • Author : Elizabeth Yates
  • Publisher : Walker Childrens
  • Release Date : 1943
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002196314

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Mountain Born Excerpt :

A boy in a family of sheep farmers raises a black lamb to be the leader of the flock.

The Big Wave Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Big Wave


  • Author : Pearl S. Buck
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453263570

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The Big Wave Excerpt :

The classic tale of a Japanese boy orphaned by a tsunami from the author of The Good Earth, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. On a mountainside in Japan, two boys enjoy a humble life governed by age-old customs. Jiya belongs to a family of fishermen; his best friend, Kino, farms rice. But when a neighboring volcano erupts and a tidal wave swallows their village—including Jiya’s family—life as they know it is changed forever. The orphaned Jiya must learn to come to terms with his grief. Now facing a profoundly different life than the one he’d always taken for granted, he must decide on a new way forward. Written with graceful simplicity, The Big Wave won the Children’s Book Award of the Child Study Association of America when it was first released. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

Little Pilgrim s Progress Book
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings

Little Pilgrim s Progress


  • Author : Helen L. Taylor
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-12-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802484192

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Little Pilgrim s Progress Excerpt :

Fifty-five years ago, Helen L. Taylor took John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and simplified the vocabulary and concepts for young readers while keeping the storyline intact. The result was a classic in itself, which has now sold over 600,000 copies. It's both a simple adventure story and a profound allegory of the Christian journey through life, a delightful read with a message kids ages 6 to 12 can understand and remember. A new look and fresh illustrations for today's children enlivens the journey to the Celestial City.

Slavery   the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire Book

Slavery the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire


  • Author : Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-05-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625856371

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Slavery the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire Excerpt :

New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity. But the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen Symonds Foster helped create a statewide antislavery movement. Abolitionists and freed slaves assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne uncovers the truth about slavery, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in New Hampshire.

Motel of the Mysteries Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Motel of the Mysteries


  • Author : David Macaulay
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1979-10-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547770727

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Motel of the Mysteries Excerpt :

It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

The Lady of Court Square Book

The Lady of Court Square


  • Author : Carolyn Ann O'Riley
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 9781411648081

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The Lady of Court Square Excerpt :

Eva Caroline Whitaker Davis was the Curator & Director of the Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Her life tells the story that, money isn't the object, age means nothing, that lack of education can not be used as an excuse, but through will, intent, hard work and God's Grace all can be accomplished regardless of the obstacles that are placed in one's path. Life is a matter of recognizing that there are endless potentials, complete with endless possibilities. Those that think that they can not achieve because they have nothing, Eva's story is written for you. Those that just enjoy a inspirational story of a woman that would not be overlooked this message is for you. Those that need to identify with a powerful being to emulate here is your mentor. You are the ones that are called to read this book. There are no excuses for failure unless you give yourself permission and allow yourself to believe that you are not worthy of success.

Waterless Mountain Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Waterless Mountain


  • Author : Laura Adams Armer
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486492889

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Waterless Mountain Excerpt :

Younger Brother, a Navaho Indian boy, undergoes eight years of training in the ancient religion of his people and the practical knowledge of material existence.

African American Historic Burial Grounds and Gravesites of New England Book

African American Historic Burial Grounds and Gravesites of New England


  • Author : Glenn A. Knoblock
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-12-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786470112

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African American Historic Burial Grounds and Gravesites of New England Excerpt :

Evidence of the early history of African Americans in New England is found in the many old cemeteries and burial grounds in the region, often in hidden or largely forgotten locations. This unique work covers the burial sites of African Americans--both enslaved and free--in each of the New England states, and uncovers how they came to their final resting places. The lives of well known early African Americans are discussed, including Venture Smith and Elizabeth Freeman, as well as the lives of many ordinary individuals--military veterans, business men and women, common laborers and children. The author's examination of burial sites and grave markers reveals clues that help document the lives of black New Englanders from the 1640s to the early 1900s.

Shen of the Sea Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Shen of the Sea


  • Author : Arthur Bowie Chrisman
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479460205

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Shen of the Sea Excerpt :

Shen of the Sea is a collection of short stories written by Arthur Bowie Chrisman and illustrated by Else Hasselriis.Chrisman won the 1926 Newbery Medal, recognizing the previous year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Baby Island Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Baby Island


  • Author : Carol Ryrie Brink
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-06-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442468597

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Baby Island Excerpt :

When a ferocious storm hits their ship, young Mary and Jean become stranded on a deserted island. They’re not the only survivors; with them are four babies. Immediately the sisters set out to make the island a home for themselves and the little ones. A classic tale of courage and dedication from a Newbery Medalist author.

The Diary of Amos Lee  Book 1  Book

The Diary of Amos Lee Book 1


  • Author : Adeline Foo
  • Publisher : Epigram Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9789810732073

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The Diary of Amos Lee Book 1 Excerpt :

This diary began as Mum’s New Year’s resolution to get me to write. She told me to write when I am doing my big business. “Five to eight minutes max!” she said. “I don’t want you to develop piles!” And so my writing in the bathroom began. My entries started with the boring old stuff…then Mum got this new job as a writer and, following her around, I got to do fun stuff, like ogle at deformed frogs, see into the future with a fortune-telling parrot and wow at a life-sized F1 car made of chocolate! That’s how I got more interesting things to write about. Plus, I had to deal with an EVIL bully who was tormenting me at school…thank goodness for my best friends, Alvin and Anthony, we rallied against the bully and got through the year with lots of adventures and good fun!