Henry Climbs a Mountain (A Henry Book) (Paperback)
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780358112051, 32pp.
Publication Date: December 17, 2019
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"The simple, direct telling is very satisfying, and the stylized illustrations, in colored pencils and paint, look fresh and inviting." —Booklist, starred review
How can you have an adventure when you aren't free to roam?
Henry the bear, modeled on the real Henry David Thoreau, wants to climb a mountain, but the tax collector puts him in jail. Henry refuses to pay to a state that allows slavery. But being locked up doesn’t stop Henry: he imagines splashing in rivers, swinging from trees, and meeting a stranger who is an escaped slave pursuing freedom.
A little civil disobedience can go a long way toward inspiring freedom for all.
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