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Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
Contributor(s): Levine, Ellen (Author), Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 043977733X     ISBN-13: 9780439777339
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2007

Annotation: In this powerful story, Levine weaves together the extraordinary events in the life of Henry "Box" Brown, who as a young boy hid in a wooden crate in one of the most amazing escapes using the Underground Railroad. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 19th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2006009487
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: PreK-3
Lexile Measure: 490 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 9.3" W x 11" L (1.10 lbs) 40 pages
- Chronological Period - 1800-1850
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Geographic Orientation - Virginia
- Locality - Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia
- Geographic Orientation - Pennsylvania
- Locality - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: North Carolina Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2009
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Winner, Grades 3-6, 2010
Virginia Readers Choice Award, Nominee, Elementary, 2009
Golden Sower Award, Nominee, Primary, 2010
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2008
Red Clover Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2009
Keystone to Reading Book Award, Nominee, Primary, 2008
Black-Eyed Susan Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2007
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Seven to Ten, 2008
Volunteer State Book Awards, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2010
Colorado Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2009
Delaware Diamonds Award, Nominee, Grades K-2, 2007
West Virginia Children's Book Award, Second Place, Children's, 2009
Buckaroo Book Award, Nominee, Children's, 2008
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2009
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, Nominee, Grades 3-5, 2010
Caldecott Medal, Honor Book, Picture Book, 2008
California Young Reader Medal, Winner, Picture Bk/Older Reader, 2012
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 12/01/2006 pg. 1223
Publishers Weekly 01/01/2007 pg. 49
Booklist 02/01/2007 pg. 59
Black Issues Book Review 01/01/2007 pg. 32
School Library Journal 03/01/2007 pg. 176
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2007 pg. 186
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 308 - Superior,Well Above Average
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2008 pg. 16
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 113369
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.

Henry Brown doesn't 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. Henry grows up and marries, but 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.
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