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Box: Henry Brown mails himself to freedom
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Contributors:
Wood, Michele, illustrator.
Published:
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2020.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Status:
Lafayette Children's Nonfiction Area
323.092 Bro
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Description

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 — 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 — and help — 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’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’s own writing as well as a time line, notes from the author and illustrator, and a bibliography.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, C. B., & Wood, M. (2020). Box: Henry Brown mails himself to freedom. Somerville, MA, Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- eauthor and Michele, Wood. 2020. Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom. Somerville, MA, Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- eauthor and Michele, Wood, Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom. Somerville, MA, Candlewick Press, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston and Michele Wood. Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom. Somerville, MA, Candlewick Press, 2020.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780763691561, 0763691569
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.3, 0.5 Points

Notes

Description
Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems inspired by the life of Henry Brown.
Description
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 — 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 — and help — 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’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’s own writing as well as a time line, notes from the author and illustrator, and a bibliography.