Picture Book Month: Freedom

28 Nov


Kadir Nelson is an amazingly talented painter whose illustrations jump off the page and come to life with rich oil paint and pencil details. This is the remarkable story of Henry and how he actually shipped himself to freedom in a wooden crate. Of course, being a slave, Henry’s spent his life working very hard only to have his heart broken when he was sent away from his family and again when his wife and children were sold and separated from him. Henry traveled for 27 hours in a wooden crate from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and became one of the most famous runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad – Henry “Box” Bown.

Title: Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story From the Underground Railroad
Author: Ellen Levine
Illustrator: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: January 1, 2007

PBMBADGE-AMBASSADOR-FBYou’ll be seeing a lot of picture books on my blog throughout the month of November as we celebrate Picture Book Month.  You’ll definitely want to check out the website as picture book authors and illustrators will be posting an essay each day about the importance of picture books!  Check back daily for some great picture books surrounding a specific theme.


One Response to “Picture Book Month: Freedom”


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