Good Fortune

Good Fortune

by Noni Carter
4.4 7

Paperback(Reprint)

$7.69 $9.99 Save 23% Current price is $7.69, Original price is $9.99. You Save 23%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Wednesday, August 23 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Overview

Good Fortune by Noni Carter

Ayanna Bahati lives in a small African village when she is brutally kidnapped, along with her mother and brother, and forced onto a slave ship to America. As Ayanna, renamed Anna, rises from the cotton fields to the master’s house, she finds the familial love she’s been yearning for—but she is also faced with more threats to her survival. Risking everything to escape the plantation, Anna makes it to the North and to freedom, eventually settling in the free black community of Hadson, Ohio, and educating herself to become a teacher. A moving account from a compelling new storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416984818
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 485
Sales rank: 846,436
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

NONI CARTER is a 19-year-old honors student who enjoys writing, music and tennis. She is a sophmore at Harvard University. Noni lives in Fairburn, Georgia with her parents, two younger sisters, and an older brother. Good Fortune is her first novel.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Good Fortune 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of those books that u sit there reading it and say omg this is the best book ever. I remember starting to read this book then 20 min later i would start to yawn and look at the clock and then i would see in 20 min i have read 40 pages it is so amazing i loved it and anyone that did not like this book u are crazy love this book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book i ever read. I'd recomend it to everyone. I do think that if you didn't have a education that you would talk just like the slaves in the book.I would rate this book 1 million stars if I could. I smiled and I cried while reading this book. BEST BOOK EVER!!!!! I think Noni wanted her readers to really understand how life was back then. That is why she wrote her book like she did. But I did want Noni to tell if john and Anna got married and if the had any children. That would have been a good addition.
KingThomas More than 1 year ago
This was amazing. Not only was the plot, adventure, and tension great, but the connection with her and John was darling. If you like slavery books or just Historical fiction- this is the way to go !!!!!
DarleneGinn-Hargrove More than 1 year ago
I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PREVIOUS READER IS TALKING ABOUT, I LOVED THIS BOOK. I TOO, HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTRIGUED BY SLAVERY STORIES. I AM ALWAYS EAGER TO HEAR AND LEARN ABOUT MY ANCESTORS AND WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH IN ORDER FOR ME TO SIT HEAR TODAY. I FOUND THE STORY OF SARAH/ANNA VERY INTERESTING AND INSPIRING. TO READ ABOUT ALL THAT ANNA WENT THROUGH TO GET FREEDOM, AND THEN TO WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK IS JUST ENCOURAGING. WE TODAY HAVE STRUGGLES, BUT IT IS NOTHING LIKE WHAT OUR ANCESTORS WENT THROUGH. WE NEED TO LEARN FROM THE PAST, SO THAT WE CAN IMPROVE OUR FUTURE. IT'S FUNNY HOW WE LOVE TO USE EXCUSES, BUT WHY CAN'T WE DRAW FROM THE STRENGTH OF OUR ANCESTORS AND KEEP PUSHING ON. THE RACE IS NOT GIVEN TO THE SWIFT OR STRONG, BUT TO THE ONE THAT ENDURES TO THE END. KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesomeness1 More than 1 year ago
This book was offered to me free online, and it looked interesting. I've always found slave stories intriguing, if not frightening. This one follows 14 yr old Ayanna, or Sarah, or Anna (whatever her name is), who has been enslaved since the age of four, on her quest for freedom. So she runs away and settles in a little town, where she sets out to be a teacher. As you can tell from my rating, I didn't much like this book. I just despised the writing. I couldn't read more than a paragraph without the horrible writing yanking me out of the story. I don't know exactly what I detested. Just somethings about it was some clumsy and the overused adjectives were misplaced. There were too many anachronisms to count. I didn't like the narrator at all. She was stubbornly naive, but the author tried to make her perfect and it just wasn't working. The other characters were bland. Despite the authors extensive research, it just wasn't realistic enough. It's been done better before, and I'm afraid I can't recommend this one. I really tried to like this one. I read ths book for a month and only got halfwaay through. I couldn't take anymore.