The Story of Henry "Box" BrownBook - 2012
An award-winning author and illustrator join forces in a stirring and emotional rich telling of Henry "Box" Brown's famed escape from slavery--a feat he achieved by mailing himself to freedom. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.
Honoring Henry's determination and courage, Sibert Medal-winning author Sally M. Walker weaves a lyrical, moving story of the human spirit. And in nuanced illustrations, Sean Qualls captures the moments of strength, despair, and gratitude that highlight the remarkable story of a man determined to be free.
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The Freedom Song is a story about a slave named Henry Brown who sings in order to get his mind off of being a slave. Henry loves his family and wants them all to stay together but they are unfortunately broken apart because they are sold to other masters. Henry decides that the only way to get his family back is to escape to the free land somehow. He chooses to do this in a box.
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