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Elijah Of BuxtonLy 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 hom So many gems in this book The one that stood out was the use of the N word and why no one should say it I can’t stand that word but I know many who use it out of love insults or embracing Let’s just say that if a young person reads this book they will get what the big deal is about using certain language Overall an enjoyable book with a lot of history Some parts sad and some parts funny When you think the story is going one way it goes another

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Elijah Of Buxton reader ë Hardcover ½ eyltransferservices â ➶ Elijah Of Buxton Free ➬ Author Christopher Paul Curtis – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle gradeyoung YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor compellNewbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle gradeyoung YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor compelling storytelling and uniue narrative voiceEleven year old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton Canada a A story set in a Canadian settlement of runaway slaves Elijah was the first child born there thus the first person born free living in the community The book at 340 pages is a bit long for this kind of novel and though there are many small incidents the major incident in the book doesn't happen until the last uarter of the book I was waiting for something to happen I suppose it's a deliberately different construction for a young adult novel Because of its length I probably won't put this on the reading list for my students in my Social Studies Methods class as they have so much reading to do

Christopher Paul Curtis ´ Elijah Of Buxton reader

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 fami I had a hard time deciding what to rate this book It isn't very action packed or exciting In fact the events from the book description don't take place until the last 100 pages of the story For the first 240 pages I felt like I was waiting for the real story to beginAlso the heavy use of dialect makes the reading a bit tedious I hope I never have to read gunn used for going to or even gonna againOn the other hand I was fascinated with the setting I learned a lot I hadn't known before about the settlement of runaway slaves called Buxton in CanadaI also really liked the characters especially Elijah and his wonderful sense of humor He makes a great narrator A favorite Elijah uote that made me chuckle All the growned folks that hadn't never learnt to read nor write whilst they were 'slaved in America had to take lessons at the school house at night Between cooking and cleaning and gardening and sewing and knitting and working the fields at harvesttime and helping out at the chopping bees and the raising bees and tending to her sheep and shearing 'em and gathering wool and carding it and spinning it Ma had been lazy and was slacking off on her school lessons and they waren't sticking particular goodIn fact I found myself marking the place of several great uotesWisdom from Elijah's neighbor Mr Leroy kept chomping and said 'Fish eating's like anything else in life Elijah If you go at it 'specting something bad to happen all you gunn do is draw that bad thing to you You caint be timid 'bout nothing you do you got to go at it like you 'specting good things to come out of it If I's to worry 'bout bones choking me it'd happen every time I et fish Ain't nothing further from my mind' Fish bones snapped in his mouth like dry twigsWisdom from Elijah's Ma when comforting a neighbor who just found out that her husband had died Well the body don't never endure do it? But I hopes naw I knows that something inside all of us be so strong it caint be stopped It fly on foreverWisdom from Elijah's Pa when they found out Mr Leroy was conned out of a huge sum of money that was meant to buy his family out of slavery Let this here be a lesson to you You caint let your wantings blind you to what's the truth You always got to look at things the way they is not the way you wish 'em to beI can see why Elijah of Buxton won so many awards and I'm definitely not sorry I read it But because of the issues mentioned above I really can't give it than three stars