Hardcover – Picture Book
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Co... Read more
A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.
Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse.
When Henry grows up and marries, he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North.
After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.
- Reading Age: 5 - 9 years
- Print Length: 40 pages
- Book Format: Hardcover – Picture Book
- Publisher: Scholastic Press
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0439777339
- Item Weight: 1.1 lb
- Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.4 x 11 inches
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