Freedom Song: The Story of Henry "Box" Brown
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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The first book I read about Henry “Box” Brown is a wonderfully written lyrical account of a slave determined to be free. The illustrations are great. I enjoyed reading an excerpt from an actual letter written in the mid-1800′s recalling some of the incidents of this book. Read full review