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Elijah of buxton [electronic resource]. Christopher Paul Curtis.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. (Author). Willis, Mirron. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780739364161 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Mirron Willis.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 7 - Text Difficulty 12
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
5.4 ATOS Level
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 252810 KB).
Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
African American Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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