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 - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SuPendleton - LibraryThing
This is the story of Henry "Box" Brown. It is about growing up in slavery, marrying, and having his wife and children ripped from his life and sold to other farms. This story should be read with Henry ... Read full review