Henry's Freedom Box

Author(s): Ellen Levine
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100061355
Released: Aug 02, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780545521369
Narrator/s: Jerry Dixon
Publisher: Weston Woods
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Henry dreams of a world where his life belongs to him. But when his family is sold, he risks everything for what he knows is right. With the strength and conviction of the best kind of hero, Henry makes a harrowing journey in a wooden crate -- and mails himself to freedom!

Professional reviews

"When a picture book wins a Caldecott Honor Medal, it takes a skilled narrator to capture the story's words AND its illustrations. Jerry Dixon's gentle, intimate presentation welcomes the listener to Henry "Box" Brown's life. One can only be impressed by Henry's character as he experiences the gruesome existence of a slave during the mid-1800s. Nothing can ameliorate his pain as his family is torn apart, and nothing can deter him from inflicting injury to himself in order to initiate his unusual plan. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"