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Henry's Freedom Box

Levine, Ellen

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Henry's Freedom Box
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A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439777339
043977733X
Branch Call Number: E LEVINE
Characteristics: [40] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Nelson, Kadir Illustrator

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A fictionalized account of how in 1849, Virginian slave Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia. Ages 6-9


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May 27, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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May 27, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great book about the underground railroad and the freedom of Henry

“Henry's Freedom Box” is a great picture book for teaching younger children about slavery and the Underground Railroad. That is why I would recommend this to both parents and teachers. There is not a lot of violence injected or derogatory slang in the book even though it is a story on slavery. “Henry's Freedom Box” is based off the true story of Henry “Box” Brown who mailed himself to freedom. Even though he was never reunited with his family; Henry still saw his freedom. The illustrations were impressive; I feel it captured the story. I was awestruck with how realistic and emotional the pictures are. The pictures could almost tell the story all by themselves.

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May 27, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In this book it shoed slaves did did not even have birthdays and Henry gained his freedom by being mailed in a box to Philadelphia, the trip was painful for him.His children were sold to other white people. Henry escaped slavery but it was very painful.

“Some slaves were freed by their owners. Henry’s heart beat fast. Maybe the master would free him.”
This story is based off the true story of Henry "Box" Brown. Henry grew up in slavery and did not know his birthday. He later on got married and his whole family was sold into slavery; this is when Henry took matters into his own hands, he mailed himself to freedom.

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May 27, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

He awoke to loud knocking Henry are you all right in there. All right he answered

“Some slaves were freed by their owners. Henry’s heart beat fast. Maybe the master would free him.”

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