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Amos Fortune

Amos Fortune

by Elizabeth Yates

"It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live"
These were the words of Amos Fortune, born the son of a king in the Atmunshi tribe of Africa. When Amos 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. He dreamed of being free, and of buying the freedom of his closest friends.
Newbury Award Book

Published by: Puffin Books

No. of pages: 192

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

Suggested Age: 12 and above

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Carry On Mr Bowditch

Carry On Mr Bowditch

by Jean Lee Latham

Winner of the 1956 Newbery Medal, this novel tells the story of 18th-century mathematical wizard Nathaniel Bowditch, whose determination to master sea navigation resulted in "The American Practical Navigator." Readers today are still fascinated by "Nat," an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor's world--Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn't promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by "log, lead, and lookout." Nat's long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the "Sailors" Bible"), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.

Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company

No. of pages: 256

Format: Paperback

Price: 5.00

Suggested Age: 11 and above

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Eagle of the Ninth

Eagle of the Ninth

by Rosemary Sutcliff

A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond the Roman Wall to recover the eagle standard of the Ninth, a legion which mysteriously disappeared under his father's command.

Published by: Farrar Straus Giroux

No. of pages: 264

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.00

Suggested Age: 12 to 17

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Hostage Lands

Hostage Lands

by Douglas Bond

Join Neil Perkins, Latin student at Haltwhistle Grammar School in England, as he uncovers a story of usurpation, treachery, and betrayal. After unearthing an ancient Roman manuscript, Neil dedicates himself to studying Latin and translates this exciting story from the third century. Disaffected centurion Rusticus serves Rome at Hadrian's Wall, an unruly frontier. He is saved from massacre by Cadwal, a Celt who was deeply changed when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman Colosseum. Readers will learn the differences between ancient paganism and the primal Christian faith practiced in third-century Britain by only a remnant. They, along with Neil, will begin a more thoughtful approach to life as they reckon with all they have learned.

Published by: P&R Publishing

No. of pages: 234

Format: Paperback

Price: 6.50

Suggested Age: 10 and above

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Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain

by Esther Forbes

A story filled with danger and excitement, "Johnny Tremain" tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston just before the Revolutionary War. Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in a dramatic involvement with Otis, Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the exciting currents and undercurrents that were to lead to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington--and finally, a touching resolution of Johnny's personal life. "Johnny Tremain" is historical fiction at its best, portraying Revolutionary Boston as a living drama, through the shrewd eyes of an observant boy.

Published by: Laurel-Leaf Books

No. of pages: 272

Format: Paperback

Price: 4.50

Suggested Age: 9 and above

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