Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. By Ellen Levine. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. ISBN 978-0-439-77733-9. Copyright 2007. Hardcover with 40 pages. Caldecott Honor Book.
Henry "Box" Brown was one of the Underground Railroad's most famous runaway slaves. After his wife and children were sold, he had the ingenious and courageous idea of being packed into a box and mailing himself to freedom! Henry's powerful true story is illustrated with enchanting drawings inspired by an antique lithograph created by Samuel Rowse in 1850 as a fundraiser for the anti-slavery movement. For ages 4-8.