Elijah of Buxton
Source:Scholastic Press, Volume 1st, New York, p.341 (2007)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3553 .U6944 E45 2007
Keywords:Blacks--Canada--Fiction, Blacks--Canada--Juvenile fiction, Canada--History--1763-1867--Fiction, Canada--Juvenile fiction, Freedom--Fiction, Liberty--Juvenile fiction, Newbery Honor Books, 2008, North Buxton (Ont.)--History--19th century--Fiction, North Buxton (Ont.)--Juvenile fiction, Slavery--Fiction, Slavery--Juvenile fiction
Summary: In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
Lexile measure 1070; Coretta Scott King Award; ages 8-12; historical fiction