Thursday, November 19, 2009

Elijah of Buxton

Elijah Of Buxton Elijah Of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is not my favorite Christopher Paul Curtis book. I love historical fiction, and this story is an important one, so I would still recommend it to middle school students. Elijah is a "fragile" eleven year-old, who happens to be the first free-born child in Buxton, way up there in Canada. The story is based on historical facts, and Curtis tries to infuse some humor while explaining about the horrors and tragedy of slavery.
I really loved his book, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963".

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