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

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library JE WEATHERFORD, CAROLE (Text) 34455006799635 Juv Picture Books Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic 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 form 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.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated reader IL: MG; BL: 5.3; AR pts.: 0.5; AR quiz no.: 509048
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor book, 2021.
Subject: Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816- > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Slavery > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves.
African Americans.
African American abolitionists.
Genre: Picture books.

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