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Levine, Ellen.  
New York : Scholastic, 2007
IL K03, RL 2.6
ISBN 043977733X
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Henry Brown is one of the Underground Railroad’s most famous runaway slaves. He thought up a clever plan to travel from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While working in a tobacco factory with a cruel foreman, he learned that his wife and children were sold and taken away from him. This injustice gave him the strength and courage to dream up an ingenious escape. With the help of his friends, James and Dr. Smith, a white man who knew slavery was wrong, he climbed into a wooden crate and was mailed to a friend with a sign printed on the crate to: William H. Johnson, Arch Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith also printed in extra large letters: THIS SIDE UP WITH CARE. Will Henry Brown’s daring plan work, or will he be caught?  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816 -- Fiction.
                        Slavery -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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