Elijah of Buxton

Elijah of Buxton
Book
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Curtis, Christopher Paul
ISBN: 
9780439023443

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. 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 discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled-a life from which he'll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.

Target audience: 
Children
Call Number: 
JF Curtis

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