Elijah of Buxton

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Scholastic Press, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 341 pages
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In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, 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.

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I had mixed feelings about this book while reading it. I liked this book because it had an interesting storyline of a place and topic that was new to me. I had never thought about the slaves that had ... Read full review

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Elijah Freeman is the first child born free in the Canadian settlement of Buxton, populated mostly by freed and escaped slaves from America. He is kind and responsible, but (as his mother frequently ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Newbery Medal-winning children's book author Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan on May 10, 1953 and graduated from The University of Michigan. While there he won the Avery and Jules Hopwood Prizes for poetry and a draft of one of his early books. Curtis spent thirteen years on an assembly line hanging car doors. His story The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and Bud, Not Buddy became the first novel to win both of these awards. Elijah of Buxton received the 2008 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor. Curtis also won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature.