Elijah of Buxton

Elijah of Buxton

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Key Features


2008 Newbery Honor Book
2008 Coretta Scott King Award Winner (Author)

It's 1860, and eleven-year-old Elijah is a first-generation freeborn child. His Canadian town of Buxton, located just across the border from Detroit, serves as a haven for runaway slaves and their children, where Blacks can live free and govern themselves away from the horrors of pre-emancipation America. When the town's corrupt preacher steals money from a citizen who's been saving to buy his family's freedom, Elijah sets off for Detroit in pursuit. He encounters a group of captured runaway slaves; unable to save them all, he escapes with the youngest--a baby--and returns to Buxton a hero.

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Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780439023450
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Ages: 10 - 13
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Genre:
    Comedy and Humor,
    Historical Fiction
  • Pages: 368
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Scholastic Inc.
  • Weight (lbs): 0.52100
  • Dimensions: 0.89000 x 5.20000 x 7.50000
  • Lexile® Measure: 980L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level W
  • DRA Level: 60
  • ACR Level: 5.4
  • Language: English

Elijah of Buxton

Paperback Book


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