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Henrys Freedom Box
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine
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Japanese edition of Henry's Freedom Box. Winner of 2008 Caldecott Medal. Inspired by an actual 1830s lithograph, this beautifully crafted picture book briefly relates the story of Henry "Box" Brown's daring escape from slavery. The story tells of his life... Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
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ds111717
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine

“At last Henry had a birthday - March 30, 1849, his first day of freedom! And from that day on, he also had a middle name. Everyone called him Henry “BOX“ Brown.“

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Henry's Freedom Box | Ellen Levine

I would use this book in my classroom to explain the Underground Railroad and slavery and everyone's fight for freedom, no matter how crazy the ways were. The book is easy to comprehend but it's an emotional piece because of how real and accurate the situation was.

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Henry's Freedom Box | Ellen Levine
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Henry'd Freedom Box written by Ellen Levine. Tells the true story from the Underground Railroad about Henry Brown and his journey to freedom by mailing himself to Philadelphia. The details of the person, place and time as well as values and norms of the culture depicted is historically correct.

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sarabellini
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine

Henry felt like singing. But slaves didn't dare to sing in the streets. Instead, he hummed all the way home.

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I liked the illustrations in this book and how it is a true story of how Henry mailed himself to freedom.

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sarabellini
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine
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This book is about a young boy, Henry, who is a slave. He does not know how old he is because no one keeps records of slaves' birthdays. He dreams about freedom, but it seems far away since he was taken from his family and put to work in a warehouse. The readers are walked through his journey of his life until he finally has a birthday which is his first day of freedom.

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mack2799
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine

“The cover was pried open. Henry stretched and stood up. Four men smiled at him. 'Welcome to Philadelphia!'“

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mack2799
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine
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This historical fiction book is insightful on the amount of research in the historical context put into it. It is a fictional story with true events and it contains accurate history bits with twists of fake events inside. These twists are added for interest of a child to keep them involved!

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mack2799
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine

This book can help children understand a fight is always to be held when you aren‘t receiving the freedom you deserve. it also gives insight of the past and lets them put themselves in that position and what they might‘ve done!

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cparsley
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine

This was a good example of historical fiction because it told a true story of a slave that ended very well and happy

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cparsley
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine

I liked at the end of the book when they said his name was “henry box brown” and thought it tied the book together very well

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cparsley
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine
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This is a historical fiction book that I liked a lot and thought was a great representation of slavery and everything that can happen in it for kids

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Henry's Freedom Box | Ellen Levine
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This fiction picture book written by Ellen Levin and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is a dramatic story about how Henry Brown, born a slave, manages to gain his freedom by “mailing” himself to the north. When we first encounter Henry, he is a boy who doesn‘t even know how old he is because records about slaves‘ births are not kept.

ccipriati Henry dreams all the time about being free but that dream seems to keep being pushed farther and farther away. He is first taken away from his family and made to work inside a warehouse. Later on, when he is grown, he gets married and has a family, but, once again, he is separated from his family when they are sold at the slave market. (edited) 3w
ccipriati But his dream stays alive and then one day, while working in the warehouse, he comes up with the brilliant plan of mailing himself to the North to freedom. This book won the Caldecott Medal. This historical fiction book is an amazing read aloud and shared reading book. It is both moving and inspirational and can be used in team teaching with the Social Studies teachers when they are teaching about pre-Civil War life. 3w
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 3.1 which strategy is intended to activate or supply background knowledge. Make sure that your students know and understand why there were slaves back then and how it has shaped our country.
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ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #12 that is designed to teach to two objectives, language and content. Teach the students the unfamiliar words mentioned inside the book while also teaching them the content of the story. This book can also be used in a History lesson. (edited) 3w
ccipriati Scholastic has provided a great lesson plan for this book. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/henrys-freedom... 3w
cassandram This book sounds so powerful. Would be a great addition to curriculum during black history month. 2w
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shannontevis
Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine

“Henry Brown wasn't sure how old he was. Henry was a slave. And slaves weren't allowed to know their birthdays.“ This is from the first page of the book, and a fantastic attention getter. Kids love their birthdays and hearing something like this will shock them and keep them listening.

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Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine

I would incorporate this book into a unit on slavery at any age. It's important for kids to understand the issues of the past.