Perfect for Black History Month! Includes CCSs comprehension activity. Historically accurate, carefully researched, and kid-friendly! Based on real events, Box Brown's Freedom Crate tells the story of Henry Brown, a slave in 1848 Virginia. When Henry's wife and children are sold away, Henry devises a plan to mail himself to the North in a wooden crate. With help from members of the Underground Railway and Philadelphia's Anti-Slavery Society, Henry survives his ordeal and escapes to freedom. The play was originally published in the Feb/Mar 2001 issue of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine (and reprinted in the Jan. 2016 issue), and it's based on Brown's own slave narrative, The Narrative of the Life of Henry "Box" Brown. This twenty minute classroom play script is well-suited to reader's theater, or decorate a cardboard box and stage a poignant yet laugh-out-loud stage production. Includes parts for eight to twenty students, depending upon casting needs. Use it with students in grades 3 through 8 to improve fluency, build comprehension, engage learning, and meet the new CCSs. Please check out the rest of my plays here on TpT and then visit ReadAloudPlays.com for more info. Thanks!