Elijah of Buxton

Elijah of Buxton

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Item #: NTS511084
ISBN13: 9780545110846
Format: Paperback Book
Dimensions: 0.92' x 0.51' x 7.5'
Grades: 6 - 9
Lexile® Measure: 1070L
Guided Reading Level: X
DRA Level: 60

 
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Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border. But when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity, Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and he discovers first-hand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled. "Show[s] an emotional range and a subtlety unusual in children's fiction. A fine, original novel from a gifted storyteller." - Booklist
Coretta Scott King Award
Newbery Honor Book
ALA Notable Book
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
Jane Addams Honor Book
 
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