Elijah of Buxton

Elijah Of Buxton

11 year-old Elijah Freeman is a freeborn black child in who was born and is being raised in Canada. It is early 1860 and just before the Civil War, he lives a normal Canadian life with his Ma, Pa and friends. None of the people he knows are enslaved now, but some he knows have been enslaved. He has never had any experience with the brutality of slavery. But when a theif of their own kind steals the money that has been saved for freeing friends, Elijah crosses the border from Canada into the deadly dangerous America. He tries to track down the thief in America. If you want to find out what happens to the innocent young Elijah, read Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis.

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4 thoughts on “Elijah of Buxton

  1. Matt,
    I liked your review of Elijah of Buxton. My home town is near Buxton in Ontario Canada. South Buxton used to have car races about 20 years ago. It is a very historic place for The North American slave trade. It is also close to Dresden Ontario, where Uncle Tom lived in his cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a really famous book about Uncle Tom. He helped former slaves once they got to Canada.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Matt, a great review made even better by the additional sites. I liked the way you told me just enough about “Elijah of Buxton” to make me want to pick up the book and read it. So glad you enjoy reading and helping us find great books to read.

  3. Thanks for the review Matt… once summer break is over my students at Linton Elementary in Fort Collins, Colorado will be intersted in your review and I predict will want to read “Elijah of Buxton” per your recommendation. Happy Reading and keep your posts coming!

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