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HENRY’S FREEDOM BOX

Author: Ellen Levine
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson

Grades: 2 - 5
Lexile®: AD380

Guided Reading Level: O

Release Date: 2009

Themes: Biography;Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving;Feelings;Growth and Change;History and Government;African-American
 
Henry dreams of a world where his life belongs to him. But when his family is sold, he risks everything for what he knows is right. With the strength and conviction of the best kind of hero, Henry makes a harrowing journey in a wooden crate -- and mails himself to freedom!

Reviews:
"This captivating production combines Nelson's textural drawings, Jerry Dixon's poignant narration, and composer David Mansfield's atmospheric mood music." - Booklist
"Ellen Levine's well-crafted story is paired with Kadir Nelson's touching illustrations in this iconographic rendition of the 2008 Caldecott Honor Book." - ALA Notable Video Committee
"...Kadir Nelson's heart-touching art (is) scanned iconographically, giving viewers the chance to appreciate the finer details. Nicely narrated by Jerry Dixon, with original music and sound effects that help bring the story to life." - School Library Journal
"...a tale that inspires. Recommended." - ***, Video Librarian

Awards:
ALA Notable Recording;Earphones Award;Caldecott Honor Book;ALA Notable Book;IRA Notable Book for A Global Society

 
 
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Item #: WDVD854
ISBN: 9780545134385
Author Interview Available
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11:54 $59.95
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ISBN: 9780545134552
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10:13 $29.95
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ISBN: 9780545314022
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ISBN: 9780545314039
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ISBN: 9780545134453
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Hardcover Book

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ISBN: 9780439777339


$17.95
Paperback Book

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ISBN: 9780545057400


$6.50
Read-Along highlights each word as it is narrated.
 
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