Freedom Song: The Story of Henry "Box" Brown

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HarperCollins, Jan 3, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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Henry “Box” Brown’s ingenious escape from slavery is celebrated for its daring and originality. Throughout his life, Henry was fortified by music, family, and a dream of freedom. When he seemed to lose everything, he forged these elements into the song that sustained him through the careful planning and execution of his perilous journey to the North.

Honoring Henry’s determination and courage, Sibert Medal–winning author Sally M. Walker weaves a lyrical, moving story of the human spirit. And in nuanced illustrations, Sean Qualls captures the moments of strength, despair, and gratitude that highlight the remarkable story of a man determined to be free.

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User Review  - Scrane4 - LibraryThing

Freedom Song was a very enjoyable book to read. I really liked the illustrations in it, even though the characters looked a little scary. The illustrator used lots of texture for the background which ... Read full review

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User Review  - rpazmino-calligan - LibraryThing

I loved this book. It tells the heart-wrenching story of a slave whose family was sold and taken from him. He travels for a long time in a box as cargo until he reaches the north, where slaves are ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Sally M. Walker’s many award-winning books bring history and science alive for young readers. Her books include the Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Secrets Of A Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley and the Revolutionary War story The 18 Penny Goose (an I Can Read Book). Ms. Walker lives in DeKalb, Illinois.

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