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[Elijah of Buxton]

Elijah of Buxton

Written by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • 2008 Newbery Medal Honor Book

Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.

Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known for having made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass, but that changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah’s friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief and discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled--a life from which he’ll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.

Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 8/6/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Reading Level: Age 8 and Up

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