Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
The true story of Henry “Box” Brown, who shipped himself to freedom in a box, is told in 51 emotionally intense poems that have implications for the present day.
- Poetry, Biography
- John Newbery Medal 2021 (Honor Title), Notable Children's Books 2021
- Age: All Ages
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9780763691561
From the 2021 Newbery press release: Weatherford masterfully recounts the true story of Henry “Box” Brown, who shipped himself to freedom in a box. All 51 poems, with the exception of one, are sixains—representing the six sides of a box. The poems are filled with emotional intensity and have implications for the present day.