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$ 17.99

Henrys Freedom Box

Ellen Levin (A) and Kadir Nelson (ILT)

List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - African American History /Escape to Freedom - 2007)

Description: Henry Brown doesnt 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. (40 pgs) Ages 4-8

Ashay says, "Henrys Freedom Box is a true story that happened in 1849. Can you imagine wanting freedom so much that you would endure traveling in a wooden box for hundreds of miles. Well Henry did, he traveled first by horse drawn cart, the steamboat and then train. How clever an idea. This is a powerful story that speaks to the will to be free. Great art by Kadir Nelso, adds to the complete visual. Absolutely must have this book have for the classroom. Teach!"

Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.4 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

 

ISBN: AAHI978-0439777339

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