Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold)

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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.

Book Details

  • Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Illustrator:
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Series:
  • Type: Paperback
  • Licences: Scholastic

Book Specifications

  • Language: English
  • Publish Date: 2/1/2009
  • Pages: 368
  • Trim: 5-1/4 x 7-5/8 (in inches)
  • Grade Level: 4 to 8
  • Age Level: 10 to 13
  • ISBN: 9780439023450

Developmental Areas

Reading will help develop in these areas:

  • Communicative Skills
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Social and Emotional Skills

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