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Elijah of buxton / 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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