Freedom Song

Freedom Song

The Story of Henry "Box" Brown

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Henry Brown copes with slavery by singing, but after his wife and children are sold away he is left with only his freedom song, which gives him strength when friends put him in a box and mail him to a free state.

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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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An award-winning author and illustrator join forces in an emotional retelling of Henry “Box” Brown's famed escape from slavery that is celebrated for its daring and originality.

Publisher: New York : Harper, [2012]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780060583101
006058310X
Branch Call Number: J PIC WALKE
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean - Illustrator

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rmpenn1976
Feb 18, 2013

Henry uses music to get through slavery and the loss of his family. This ultimately is his saving grace in order to complete his meaningful journey.

This book is suitable for beginner who range from ages 4-8 .

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rmpenn1976
Feb 18, 2013

rmpenn1976 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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rmpenn1976
Feb 18, 2013

The Freedom Song is a story about a slave named Henry Brown who sings in order to get his mind off of being a slave. Henry loves his family and wants them all to stay together but they are unfortunately broken apart because they are sold to other masters. Henry decides that the only way to get his family back is to escape to the free land somehow. He chooses to do this in a box.

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rmpenn1976
Feb 18, 2013

"Then tap,tap,tap, The secret code knock!, Tap, Henry knocked back in reply

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