Elijah of Buxton

Elijah of Buxton
Curtis, Christopher Paul

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.


Eleven-year-old Elijah, born free, feels as if he's in over his head when he sets out to recover stolen money.

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JF Curtis
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