Henry’s Freedom Box is not a fun story to read, but it’s a true one. This book tells the story of Henry Brown, a slave that mails himself to freedom. Written by Ellen Levine, you experience some of the heartbreaking account of Henry’s life as a slave. The art by Kadir Nelson adds to the drama of the story. With help, Henry risks his life and endures hardships, but ultimately becomes a free man. This book brings the story of one slave to life in a way that children can see and feel. It is a great addition to a larger and important conversation of our history.