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Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Michele Wood.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.

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Upper Skagit Library 306.362 WEA 1010683 Juvenile Nonfiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763691561
  • ISBN: 0763691569
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816- > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Slavery > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Juvenile literature.
African American abolitionists > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Creative nonfiction.

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