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Ellen Levine (1939-2012)

Ellen Levine, award-winning children’s author and tireless advocate for social justice, has passed away. Here are some Horn Book reviews of her most influential works.

Ellen Levine book reviews

Ellen Levine Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad; illus. by Kadir Nelson 40 pp. Scholastic 1/07 ISBN 978-0-439-77733-9 $16.99 g (Primary, Intermediate) Watch author Ellen Levine read from the 2008 Caldecott Honor book. In a true story that is both heartbreaking and joyful, Levine recounts the history of Henry “Box” Brown, […]