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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Levine Narrator: Jerry Dixo Publisher: Weston Woods Studios Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sami Frank | 2/5/2014

    " This book was very different than what I expected. Henry Brown is who the story is based on, doesn't know how old he is. He is a slave, and slaves do not know what their birthdays are because no one keeps track or puts it on record. He is sadly taken away from his family and he ends up working in a warehouse. Henry ends up and marrying another slave and has three children. A horrible event occurs, when he watches his family get sold at a slave market. Henry then has an idea that he will ship himself to a place where there are no slaves. I was left a little confused, wondering what other events occurred. That is something I will never know, but I did enjoy reading this. I would read this to my class, if they were a little older, to share a true historical event with them. I never read this as a child, but it is unique compared to other books. Ellen Levine did a great job bringing the story back in a way a young reader could understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bridgette Smith | 1/1/2014

    " A detail illustrative book describing the process of how one slave freed himself using the delivery service. This book has remarkable images to accompany the beautiful story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kaedra Hall | 12/15/2013

    " This is a beautiful story of a boy's escape to freedom after being enslaved. Because this book is about a true story, it would be a great way to incorporate Social Studies into Reading. Many response activities could be used related to that subject matter as well. Kadir uses very realistic illustrations, allowing the reader to feel the characters' emotions as they read. This could also be used for a great read-aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie Curry | 12/15/2013

    " This short book allows the reader to see the life of a slave and just a few of the hardships they had to endure. Some of these hardships include being beaten and separated from loved ones. This book would be a great resource when introducing a slavery unit or even talking about equality. "

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About the Author

Ellen Levine’s books have won many awards and honors, including the Jane Addams Peace Award. Although she enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, most of Ellen’s books for young readers have been nonfiction. She was born in New York City and received her BA degree in Politics from Brandeis University, graduating Magna cum laude. She has a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. She has worked in film and television, taught adults and immigrant teenagers in special education and ESL programs, and served a law clerkship. A former staff attorney with a public interest law group, Levine now devotes her time to writing, lecturing, and teaching. She is on the faculty of Vermont College’s MFA program in writing for Children and Young Adults. Levine divides her time between New York City and Salem, New York.

About the Narrator

Jerry Dixon is an actor and composer who is best known for his roles in The Peacemaker, Mario Cantone: Laugh Whore, and Seinfeld.