Freedom Song: The Story Of Henry Box Brown

Hardcover | January 3, 2012

bySally M. Walker

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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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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 journe...

Sally M. Walker’s many award-winning books bring history and science alive for young readers. Her books include the Robert F. Sibert Medal winnerSecrets Of A Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunleyand the Revolutionary War storyThe 18 Penny Goose(an I Can Read Book). Ms. Walker lives in DeKalb, Illinois.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10.5 × 0.25 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006058310X

ISBN - 13:9780060583101

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Qualls’s primitive-style collage illustrations strongly convey the depth of Brown’s emotions.