Saturday, February 21, 2009

HENRY’S FREEDOM BOX

by Ellen Levine; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

82 comments:

  1. Ms. Wright's 1st grade class read this book. Here are their responses:

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  2. Ms. wrights 1st grade class read this book.I was sad about this book because of Henry.

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  3. THIS BOOK IS SAD BECAUSE THE MAN LOST
    HIS FAMILY.

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  4. This book was verry sad to me.This book was about slaverey.He wanted to be out of slaverey.He was brave when he went to Philadelphia.

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  5. Ms.wrihgt 1st grade class read the book i like your book because it made me happy for Henry.

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  6. this story makes me sad.

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  7. ms. Wrights 1st grade class read this book.

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  8. this book was very sad. His family was sold to work.

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  9. this book felld sad when henry lost his famliy.

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  10. Herny's freedom box teaches a lesson. The lesson is never give up, keep trying and thats what we should do!!!

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  11. I love the book and I think that Henry had a greate idea of going into the box and going to freedom. I think that Henry was really risky but really smart.

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  12. Ms. Feinman's Class Wrote book reviews on Henry's Freedom Box.

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  13. On Friday, February 20th Ms.Feinmen read Henry's Freedom Box. This story is about Henry burning his skin so he would not go to work. He wants to be free. So he mails his body in a box. So he got freedom.

    I like this book because he gets freedom. I think freedom is a great thing because you would't be inside all the time. If I were him I would feel very miserable. What would you feel like? This is a true story.

    This story is a amazing story. I would give this story to my family because then we can read it. This story is also about Henry's children getting taken away and his wife.

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  14. Wow Katiana! What a great review! I would feel very miserable without my freedom.

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  15. One Friday February 20th Ms.Feinman read Henry freedom box.This story is about Henry and his famly.Henry wanted freedom.His master was sick and he said take my kids.He buned his hand so he could stay home.Henry got in a box so he could be free.I like this story because henry wanted freedom.My favorite part of the story is when he got into the box.I learned how to get freedom.I also like the book because i like to read alot.He gotin the box so he could go to feadfa.I also learned that if my famly was sould i would be sad.Iwant to read this story to my cousin Arianna.He had a middle name.His name is Henry box broun.

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  16. On Friday February 20 th Ms. Feinman read henrys freedom box. This story is about henrys freedom box. He wants he get in the box they he got freedom. I like the book because he got fney medl name henry box brown .I like the pecres because they look rele. I would recommend this book to my grandma because she.

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  17. Ms. Walenciaks 1st grade class would like to respond to the book:

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  18. I think this book was sad to me because they took henrys wife and kids.

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  19. I like the part when he was free.

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  20. I like the part when they had to help him out of the box.

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  21. I like when he was free.

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  22. he was sad because is famiLY WAS
    NOT WITH HIM.

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  23. It is sad becase the man took his kids.

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  24. My favorite part was when Henry was free.

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  25. i like yhis boook nbecase ihave a book like this

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  26. I like the book because it was good and it was grate .

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  27. I think that it is sad beacaues that is what I think.

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  28. He was a slave an his kids were taken to the slave market.

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  29. Ms. Feinman's Class continues to respond:

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  30. On friday feb. 20"th MS. feiman read henry"s freedom Box.This story is abowt Henry.He burned his hand so he could stay home so he could get in a box so he could have freedem.Thin he got in a bote.Thin he was free.The bote got to peludofeeu.I liked this book because the pekshers were vantastik.Because it was sad.I rekomind this book to my sister.It was a pritty story.

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  31. On Friday Februarg 20 Th, Ms. Feinman read Herys Freedom Box.This story is about he brt his had about staying hone and he got in to a box to mal hisself to be free. He has to go on the boat. his birthay was march 1880. I liked this book because if sum body wud slav in my family i wud be sad. I thk how shud red the book is ms. Fiel.

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  32. Mr. Friels class is going to post their reviews today!

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  33. Patrick from Ms. Feinman's ClassFebruary 26, 2009 at 7:44 AM

    On fiday february,20 msfeinman read heenry;s freed box this stoy is about Hery,s wath to the so he potstic on his heands schecan stay home so he can pot slv in a box so he can go to feadfa then they. he had a wif. I liked this story because it is good. He got to be freed and you should read this story.

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  34. Vanessa U. in Ms. Feinman's classFebruary 26, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    On frdoy februory 2oth, Ms.feinmaman henrys.
    freedom box This story is adout henrys box.
    And hes famiLy he Lost his family.
    They he cem bac to hom. and he is fre.
    I Liked this book because He got free It
    gub to be free because so you won't get hit. I think that my cusn should red ths book because he mls his siov.

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  35. I like that book because freedom is really important to African American's. Because we used to be slaves.And some of us died. I felt happy because it brung back memories. He was on a ship in a box and he grow up in the box.

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  36. I like the book because Henry got upside down in the box. I would feel dizzy. It must have been horrible in the box.

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  37. I liked Henry's Freedom Box because it had beautiful illastations . I also liked it because it gave me some infromation on Henry's life . One more thing I liked it was the deitals made me feel like I was there

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  38. I like this book,it was sad because Henry's wife and children got sold. I also like this book because Henry is brave when he is inside the box and is upside down. He is also brave when the men are sitting on him while going to Philadelphia. Henry gets dizzy when the man are rolling him on the floor. I really like this book because Henry is going through some hard stuff but he is very brave.

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  39. The book Henry's freedom box made me feel like crying. I felt like crying because Henry kept on geting turned upside down in a box. Henry was trying to get to fredom.

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  40. I liked Henry's freedom box because it is sad.He lost his wife and he lost his children.That's why I like this book.

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  41. I liked this book because it is all about black history. And if it is good then I am all right.really I can say that it is wanderful.

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  42. I did not like that because it made me sad he was a slave.

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  43. I liked the book.I liked the book because it was an African American story. Iliked the part when he got throne on his head.

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  44. I don't like Henry freedom box bescuse it don't have action in it.

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  45. I think the book was sad.Heary was a slave that lost his wife and children Heary go to freedom I learned that freedom is good.

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  46. Isaiah in Ms. Feinman's ClassFebruary 26, 2009 at 8:08 AM

    On friday Februay ,20 ms.Fineman read us Henry,s freedom box.THIS story is about a boy who wan,ted his freedom.Henry,got a box and some poeple Maled him oof to Phillaudoofeeou where he GOT his freedom.And he had a birthday March THE 30 1980.I did like this book because he got free.It is Good too be free because poeple don,t teel you what too do or they don,t whoop you with a switch. I would recumind this book too my cousin becase she needs too lean about freedom.

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  47. My favorite part is when he shipped of to philadelphia. But it was sad when his family was sold. His wife and kids were put to a market. That was the sad part.

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  48. I was sad because people were thowing the box around and at the end he went to philadelphia.

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  49. I was sad because people was thowing him around and his family was not liveing with him no more.

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  50. Mr. Stovers class says...

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  51. I did not know that was going to mail. At last Henry got free.It was sad.

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  52. I like henry fredom box but I would be nevuos if i was in that box.He could hav broking his head.

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  53. Trey in Ms. Feinman's ClassFebruary 26, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    On friday febuary twentyth Ms.Finman read Henry's freedom box.This story is about,Henry trying to have freedom and he did.Henry got help from his docter.His docter put stuff on his hand so he could have freedom.And he had a birthday his birthday is March 30th 1980.I learned about slaves and freedom.His friend helped put the box to gether.Henry's freind also helped put henry in the box.I figered out freedom is the best thing ever.

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  54. I like this book becuase i like the part wenh he was in the box when he was upside down.

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  55. On Friday February 20th Ms. Feinman read Henry’s Freedom box. This story is about henry. He wants to be free. He gets in a box. He got on a boat. Then he got freedom. Justice wise

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  56. In the Media Center Mrs. Hill's class has been reading Henry's Freedom Box and now we are going to blog on it.

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  57. This book is a wonderful.There is a lesson and the lesson is that you should never give up and you should beleive in your self. It was sad when Henry lost his mom and dad and then he lost his wife and children. This book is sad and true.

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  58. I do and don't like it in ways. I like it because he ascapes to freedom and has good friends and family. The thing I don't like is that his familly and then children are sold or taken away and do not find freedom. I think that a girl or boy would like this book.

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  59. I like the part when Henry mailed him self to freedom.

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  60. I liked the book "Henry's Freedom box" because it shows how brave Henry was and how he never gave up.

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  61. I liked "Henry's Freedom Box",because he was bold and courageous.The book was sad,because he was taken from his parents to work for his masters son.I think this story teaches to never give up.

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  62. One Friday Mrs.Uhrig read us Henrys Freedom Box and I love the book so much that I can remeber it in my sleep. It is a good book to remeber because it wsa like back in slavery time.

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  63. I think Henry's Freedom Box is a great story because he was a brave man and did not take no for an answer to freedom.

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  64. I like this book because Henry lost his family.He almot died of suffacation and blood rushed to his head.He layed that for about 2 hours with out dieing

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  65. I like the book because it teaches how to never
    give up and be your self because how he put him
    self in the box and sent him self to Philadelphia.

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  66. I like the part when Henry mailed him self to freedom.because I like new ways to do things.

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  67. I think I like it because Henry sat on his head for hours and could haved died but he didn't. Two men filiped him over and saved his life.

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  68. I like the part when he was in the box and nobody knew that he was in the box. In the middle of the book he rode on a boat and a train without being caught.

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  69. It was sad because Henry lost his family and nobody knew he was in the box

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  70. Henry brown was stuck in the box because he wanded go to freedom in Philadelphia.

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  71. I liked when HENRY got in the box and made it
    to freedom. It was amazing becuase most of HENRY'S family did not make it to freedom.

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  72. Mrs. Wright's 2nd Grade Class is ready to blog about "Henry's Freedom Box."

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  73. I LIKE THE PAGE IN THE book

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  74. I thought it was a happy ending.

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  75. I like the pages in the book

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  76. ken i think this book is cool. besize the part where he lost his family

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  77. i like the pages in the book

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  78. jacquze like henry freedom box

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  79. Ty likes The book. Its a great story.

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  80. I like THE book Because Henry is a good worker.

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  81. I think this Book was good Because Henry was a good little boy.

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  82. I do'nt like when Henry hit his head on the crate.

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