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Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom  Cover Image Book Book

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


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! Celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown's story of how he came to ship himself in a box from slavery to freedom.

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  • ISBN: 9780763691561
  • ISBN: 0763691569
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition 2020.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.
Subject: Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816- > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves > Virginia > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Virginia > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Slavery > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County.


  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Wilmington Main Library J B Brown (Text) 34300001268261 New Books - Children Available -

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