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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Review: Freedom Song: The Story of Henry "Box" BrownUser Review - April - Goodreads
Reflection: This book made me think of other books about the underground railroad. Since I was little, social studies was always my favorite subject and I loved reading books about our history ... Read full review
Review: Freedom Song: The Story of Henry "Box" BrownUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
Text Connection: Text to Text: When I was reading this book, especially the part where Henry recounts how he feels like his box is shrinking, I kept thinking of Anne Frank. Both characters had to hide ... Read full review