Thursday, December 10, 2015
Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates
It's a great book for kids because it makes the injustice of slavery and racism abundantly clear, as well as the tragedies in Amos's life, without being heavy-handed. The language is clear and things are well explained.
The only thing I would change about this book is how it more or less ignored the Revolutionary War. I'm sure it must have impacted Amos's life directly, but it's only mentioned in passing.