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Box: Henry Brown mails himself to freedom

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Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems inspired by the life of Henry Brown.
What have I to fear? My master broke every promise to me. I lost my beloved wife and our dear children. All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body is mine. The breath of life is all I have to lose. And bondage is suffocating me. Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be known as Box, he entered the world a slave. He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next {u2014} as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left bound in chains, headed to the deeper South. What more could be taken from him? But then hope {u2014} and help {u2014} came in the form of the Underground Railroad. Escape! In stanzas of six lines each, each line representing one side of a box, celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown{u2019}s story of how he came to send himself in a box from slavery to freedom. Strikingly illustrated in rich hues and patterns by artist Michele Wood, Box is augmented with historical records and an introductory excerpt from Henry{u2019}s own writing as well as a time line, notes from the author and illustrator, and a bibliography.
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile poetry
African Americans -- Biography -- Poetry
Biographical poetry
Brown, Henry Box, -- 1815 or 1816- -- Juvenile literature
Brown, Henry Box, -- 1815 or 1816- -- Juvenile poetry
Picture books for children
Poetry
Slavery -- Juvenile literature
Slaves -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Slaves -- Juvenile poetry
Slaves -- Poetry
title_displayBox : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom
title_fullBox : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Michele Wood
Box Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
title_shortBox
title_subHenry Brown mails himself to freedom
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Biography & Autobiography
Brown, Henry Box
History
Juvenile Nonfiction
Multi-Cultural
Slavery
Slaves
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ISBN:
9780763691561
9781690592617
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