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The books tells the true story of Henry Brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom. After watching his family be sold as slaves, Brown visits an abolitionist who figures out a way to protect Henry from the impending slave auction. He is packed inside of a crate and shipped to a place where there was no slavery. The story depicts his journey through treacherous conditions to his eventual freedom.
This book can serve as a powerful tool to teach students about the history of the slave trade in North America and the impact that it had on individual lives.
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