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Henry's Freedom BoxHenry's Freedom Box:
A True Story of the Underground Railroad

Author: Ellen Levine
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Date: 2007
Awards: ALA Notable Book, Caldecott Honor Book (2008)
Ages: 4-12
Topics: picture book, African American, slavery, American history, Underground Railroad, 1849, Virginia
Summary: Based on the life of Henry Brown, the book tells the story of a slave who mails himself from slavery in Virginia to freedom in Pennsylvania.

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