A stirring, dramatic tale of a slave who mails himself to freedom through a Jane Addams Peace Award-profitable writer and a Coretta Scott King Award-profitable artist.

Henry Brown does not know the way antique he’s. No one helps to keep data of slaves’ birthdays. Always he goals approximately freedom, however that dream turns out farther away than ever while he’s torn from his circle of relatives and positioned to paintings in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, however he’s once more devastated while his circle of relatives is bought on the slave marketplace. Then someday, as he lifts a crate on the warehouse, he is aware of precisely what he will have to do: He’s going to mail himself to the North. After an laborious adventure within the crate, Henry in the end has a birthday — his first day of freedom.