Elijah of BuxtonBook - 2007 | 1st ed.
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In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. Elijah's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that -- not to mention for being the best at chunking rocks and catching fish.
2008 Author Award Winner: Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. But everything 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. Now it's up to Elij... Read More »
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Christopher Paul Curtis is an award winning author. In this book Elijah Freeman is the first child born free in Buxton, Canada. His whole life, he has lived among slaves who have escaped slavery. He doesn't know anything about slavery except from stories. When he desperately wants to help a good friend, he has to learn to get over his fear and be strong and brave.
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