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Elijah of Buxton
Elijah of Buxton
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
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 is best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780545104739
ISBN-10: 0545104734
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 346
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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This is probably one of the top five books I have ever read. The humor is wonderful, and the message is clear. I think it is a wonderful book for late elementary aged students, as it teaches history at the same time keeping the subject light and interesting.
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I read this book to my boys, they really identified with the main character. We laughed and cried, and learned a lot. Based on a true place in Canada, and experiences we could scarcely imagine.