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Elijah of Buxton [electronic Resource]

By Christopher Paul Curtis

Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis provides a child's perspective on the horrors of slavery and the importance of freedom. 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. 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. Bonus Feature: Christopher Paul Curtis reads the author's note.

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Audio Ebook

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2008

ISBN

9780739364161


Format: Audio Ebook
Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul
Summary: Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis provides a child's perspective on the horrors of slavery and the importance of freedom. 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. 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. Bonus Feature: Christopher Paul Curtis reads the author's note.
Title: Elijah of Buxton [electronic resource] / Christopher Paul Curtis.
Publisher Date: New York : Listening Library, 2008.
Subject: Freedom -- Fiction. Slavery -- Fiction Blacks -- Canada -- Fiction. Liberty -- Juvenile fiction. Slavery -- Juvenile fiction Blacks -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction. North Buxton (Ont.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction. Canada -- History -- 1763-1867 -- Fiction. North Buxton (Ont.) -- Juvenile fiction. Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
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Isbn: 9780739364161 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book) 0739364162 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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Call Number: PZ7.C94137 El 2008ab
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Format: Audio Ebook
Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul
Summary: Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis provides a child's perspective on the horrors of slavery and the importance of freedom. 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. 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. Bonus Feature: Christopher Paul Curtis reads the author's note.
Title: Elijah of Buxton [electronic resource] / Christopher Paul Curtis.
Publisher, Date: New York : Listening Library, 2008.
Subjects: Freedom -- Fiction.
Subjects: Slavery -- Fiction
Subjects: Blacks -- Canada -- Fiction.
Subjects: Liberty -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Blacks -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: North Buxton (Ont.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Subjects: Canada -- History -- 1763-1867 -- Fiction.
Subjects: North Buxton (Ont.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Willis, Mirron E. (Mirron Edward), 1965-
Other Author: Listening Library
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Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Duration: 8:58:28.
Notes: Read by Mirron Willis.
Notes: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 128972 KB).
Notes: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Call Number: PZ7.C94137 El 2008ab
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