Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Book Cover

Title The Journey of Henry Box Brown [videorecording] / produced by Karyn Parsons, Darcine Wdowczak Thomas, and Roderick Alleyne. ; written by Karyn Parsons ; illustrated by Mark Page.

Imprint [New York] : Sweet Blackberry LLC, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, DVDs Non-Fiction    J 92 BROWN,H JOU    Available
Description 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Mostly iconographic, with minimal animation. Framed with live action scenes of Alfre Woodard reading to schoolchildren, and Coati Mundi leading the children in a musical sequence.
Extras include a section on Sweet Blackberry LLC, and another with children defining "freedom."
Credits Music and sound, Coati Mundi.
Performer Narrated by Alfre Woodard.
Summary " . . . takes a magical look at the historic true tale of slave Henry Box Brown, a man who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box from a plantation in Richmond, Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848 . . . . With the help of characters including Bird, Horse, Cricket and Cat, Henry avoids being discovered and makes his way to freedom. While on his dangerous and exciting journey, Henry shares what freedom means to him and why slavery is wrong."--Container.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround stereo.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816 -- Juvenile drama.
Brown, Henry Box, b.1816 -- Drama.
Fugitive slaves -- Virginia -- Juvenile drama.
Slavery -- Virginia -- Juvenile drama.
African American abolitionists -- Juvenile drama.
Fugitive slaves -- Drama.
Slavery -- Drama.
Genre/Form Children's films
Animated films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Parsons, Karyn, 1968-
Page, Mark.
Woodard, Alfre, 1953-
Hernandez, Coati Mundi.
Thomas, Darcine Wdowczak.
Alleyne, Roderick.
Sweet Blackberry LLC.
ISBN 0977848701
Standard No. 9780977848706
Music No. SSB 001 Sweet Blackberry

Available items only