Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

All of the angst of a child born into slavery and yearning for freedom is poured into Kadir Nelson‘s artwork of Henry, a real person who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden crate. Ellen Levine‘s story weaves fact and fiction together, highlighting the tenacity and quiet strength of Henry “Box” Brown.

Extension ideas include role playing, writing and justice discussions.

Advertisements

About aneducationinbooks

sharing my favourite must-read children's books for kids, teachers and parents
This entry was posted in Biography, Love that art, Picture books and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s