Nov. 29th: It's a big day for author birthdays, with Louisa May Alcott (1832, Little Women) C.S. Lewis (1898, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and of course Madeline L'Engle (1918) with the wondrous A Wrinkle in Time. You might also want to check out 100 Cupboards (http://www.best-childrens-books.com/100-cupboards.html), a newer book which reminds our reviewer of two of these authors!
Amos Fortune: Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates.(Dutton 1950). Biography describes Fortune's capture in Africa, his forty years of slavery after which he bought his own freedom and then worked to free many others