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Friday, January 25, 2013

Henry's Freedom Box

View full image Henry's Freedom Box written by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

Henry's Freedom Box is a 2012 California Young Reader Award medal winner, and a 2008 Caldecott Honor Award winner!

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