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Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford; Michele Wood
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020 ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be know as "Box," he "entered the world a slave." He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next - as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left, bound in chains, headed to the deeper South. What more could be taken from him? But then hope - and help -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile works
Creative nonfiction
Biographies
Picture books
Poetry
Poetry Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Henry Box Brown; Henry Box Brown; Henry Box Brown
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Boston Weatherford; Michele Wood
ISBN: 9780763691561 0763691569
OCLC Number: 1109440767
Notes: A Junior Library Guild Selection
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Responsibility: Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Michele Wood.

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Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be know as "Box," he "entered the world a slave." He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next - as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left, bound in chains, headed to the deeper South. What more could be taken from him? But then hope - and help - came in the from of the Underground Railroad. Escape! The author, in poems, narrates Henry Brown's story of how he came to ship himself in a box from slavery to freedom.

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Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom

by barker_patricia (WorldCat user published about a month ago) Very Good Permalink

This book details the true story of Henry Brown through poems. Henry Brown was a black slave in the late 1800's who, after losing all he loved, decided to mail himself to the free world in a box. It is a miracle that he survived, but he did.This story is a great example of resiliency in a terrible...
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