Elijah of Buxton

Elijah of Buxton

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Item #: NTS902344
ISBN13: 9780439023443
Format: Hardcover Book
Dimensions: 8.55' x 5.8' x 1.2'
Grades: 4 - 7

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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 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 his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and he discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled.
 
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