Encourage students to read the book and compare how information is presented in the two books. Levine tells the true story of henry brown, a slave who came up with the ingenious idea to escape slavery by traveling from virginia to pennsylvania in a wooden box. Henrys freedom box is based on the true story of henry browns creative and courageous journey to freedom. Ellen levines henrys freedom box is a book that tugs at all of ones emotions. Henrys freedom box is a tale based upon a true story of a slaves escape to freedom. Henrys freedom box ellen levine narrators 17, master, nancy, henry, james, dr. Smith, mother, passenger 1, passenger 2, william still, railroad workers all.
This video is a readaloud of henrys freedom box written by ellen levine. 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. Freedom box a caldecott honor is the true story of a slave who mailed. This book is a true story about henry box brown, who with the help of.
Henrys freedom box by ellen levine black history book a stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a jane addams peace awardwinning author and a coretta scott king. Henry has always been a slave but got to stay with his family until one day he was given to another master. The book, by the same author as henry s freedom box, is a nonfiction text written in an engaging questionandanswer format. Click here for reading level, lessonactivity ideas, details. Henrys freedom box stories character education santa clara.
Pdf henry s freedom box download full pdf book download. Henry box brown in william stills 1872 book, the underground railroad. Henry dreams of a world where his life belongs to him. Thanks to nelsons ellington was not a street penetrating portraits, readers will feel as if they can experience henrys thoughts and feelings as he matures through unthinkable adversity. Henrys freedom box is an awardwinning childrens book about an escape from slavery. Introduce readers to the vocabulary words, explaining that they all relate to the. Use these teaching resources to introduce students to the underground railroad, a covert network of former slaves, free black men and women, northern abolitionists, and church leaders who helped fugitive slaves escape to freedom. This is a comprehension quiz designed for 3rd and 4th graders based on the book by ellen levine and kadir nelson. Henrys freedom box a caldecott honor is the true story of a slave who mailed. A true story from the underground railroad ellen levine.
This is a great book to introduce to children and start a discussion on the. Close reading with picture books lesson plan for henrys freedom box. Levine freedoms children recounts the true story of henry brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom. Henrys freedom box written by ellen levine and illustrated by kadir nelson is a historical fiction book. No more slave work for henry box brown, in the box by express he did go, in the box by express he did go. After an arduous journey in the crate, henry finally has a birthday his first day of freedom. The book is readaloud and music and effects have been added to it. Henrys freedom box is a great book about a boys struggle with slavery. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do. But when his family is sold, he risks everything for what he knows is right. The constitution grants the president the power to refuse to sign the. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Henrys freedom box by ellen levine childrens books.203 304 668 276 1209 487 182 673 1086 1343 56 1263 266 1357 421 312 1209 93 1395 765 1453 996 1106 138 914 492 1226 986 586 1495 880 199 1291 784 28 484 81 761 971 1236 1499 1315 416 360 1154 1184 443 192 432