Elijah of Buxton
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who stole money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom. Ages 9-12
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Christopher Paul Curtis is an award winning author. In this book Elijah Freeman is the first child born free in Buxton, Canada. His whole life, he has lived among slaves who have escaped slavery. He doesn't know anything about slavery except from stories. When he desperately wants to help a good friend, he has to learn to get over his fear and be strong and brave.
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