Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator: Michelle Wood
WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston. Box Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom. Illustrated by Michelle Wood. [Sommerville, MA]: Candlewick . Oblong 4to, pp. Color pictorial boards. Black endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). With a bookplate signed by Newbery Honor author Carole Boston Weatherford.
First edition. 2021 Newbery Honor Book! This moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom follows the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery. In six-line stanzas, each line representing one side of a box, Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown’s struggle to escape the clutches of slavery and find his way to freedom.