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  • ISBN: 9780739364161 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0739364162 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2008.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 8:58:28.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Mirron Willis.
Summary, etc.:
Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis provides a child's perspective on the horrors of slavery and the importance of freedom. 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. Bonus Feature: Christopher Paul Curtis reads the author's note.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 128972 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Freedom > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Blacks > Canada > Fiction.
North Buxton (Ont.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Canada > History > 1763-1867 > Fiction.
Liberty > Juvenile fiction.
Slavery > Juvenile fiction.
Blacks > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
North Buxton (Ont.) > Juvenile fiction.
Canada > Juvenile fiction.

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