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Elijah of Buxton

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  • Item #: NTS902345
  • ISBN13: 9780439023450
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Pages: 368
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Genre:
    Historical Fiction,
    Comedy and Humor
  • Weight (lbs):0.52100
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  • Ages 10 - 13
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Lexile® Measure: 980LL
  • DRA Level: 60
  • ACR Level: 5.4
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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.

Learn more about Christopher Paul Curtis .

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Coretta Scott King Author Award


Newbery Honor

Elijah of Buxton

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