This children’s book (for ages 3 to 10) tells the true story of Henry Boyd, a Kentucky man born into slavery who persevered to gain his freedom.
Having become fascinated by hand tools at a young age, Boyd used his woodworking skills to earn enough money to purchase his freedom, move north and become one of the most important furniture makers in Cincinnati. He became a celebrated inventor and a key figure in the Underground Railroad, hiding slaves on their perilous journey from the South to freedom.
Expertly researched, written and illustrated by Whitney L.B. Miller, this exemplary book will help children gain an interest in and respect for woodworking while facilitating discussion about an important part of history.
Hardcover, 8 3/4" × 11 1/4", 36 pages, 2022.