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Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom \ Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Michele Wood.

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  • 1 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jay Co PL - Portland J811.54 W362 (Text) 76383000475785 Kids New Shelf, J NF Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library ACQ50620 (Text) NWBRG50620 J Fiction On order -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) J 811.54 WEA (Text) 30032010781554 NEW JUVENILE In process -
Whiting PL - Whiting ON ORDER (Text) WHTNG9780763691561 On order On order -

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  • ISBN: 0763691569
  • ISBN: 9780763691561
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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General Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Summary, etc.:
Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be know 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 from of the Underground Railroad. Escape! Celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown's story of how he came to ship himself in a box from slavery to freedom.
Subject: Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816- > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Slavery > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad > Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.

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