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Henry's Freedom Box
by Ellen Levine

The true story of Henry Brown, a slave who mails himself to freedom, introduces readers to slavery in this user-friendly, yet poignant, story. Readers take an amazing journey with Henry as he leaves his family to go to Philadelphia. This historical fiction picture book is a must-read for all ages to remind us of the history of the U.S.

Published by: Scholastic Press
Recommended by: Dr. Cari Bernadowski



Hush! A Thai Lullaby
by Minfong Ho and Holly Meade

This beautifully illustrated book tells of a mother trying to put her child to sleep for the night. The only distraction, animals making noises in the night air. The mother gently asks each animal to “hush” so her child may sleep. This 1997 Caldecott Honor Book is a lovely lullaby for children ages 2-6.

Published by: Scholastic
Recommended by: Dr. Nathan Taylor