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Elijah of Buxton By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Elijah of Buxton By: Christopher Paul Curtis

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Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Ontario, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. He’s best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change 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 he 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.

**Note to Hunter inside the cover**

Grades: 4-7

Goodreads: 3.95

Paperback. 2007

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