Great Reads for Kids: Elijah of Buxton, Ogden Valley Branch

This program was on Feb 10, 2022
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Books & Authors
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Join us for a fun discussion and activities. The first ten kids to sign up will receive their own copy of the book. For more information or to register, call 801-337-2660. Recommended for children in grades 3-6.

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. Elijah's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that - not to menion for being the best at chunking rocks and catching fish. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scard of snakes and tends to talk too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his famly out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief - and his dangerous journey might make a hero out of him, if only he can find the courage to get back home.

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