Today and always, we want to amplify the voices of Black creators by sharing their incredible stories. This is not your typical afternoon at the library. It's Family Fun Day, and a magical man with a big hat has suddenly appeared. A crowd gathers to see what kinds of tricks this surprise visitor will perform. That's when the Magician pulls off his favorite trick of all. Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.
Elijah of Buxton Book Report
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Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor and unique narrative voice. 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. Elijah Freeman, 11, has two claims to fame. He was the first child "born free" to former slaves in Buxton, a real haven established in in Canada by an American abolitionist. The rest of his celebrity, Elijah reports in his folksy vernacular, stems from a "tragical" event.
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Emma Collins, who has been mentioned several times in the story, was the second free-born child in the Settlement. When Flapjack communicates unrest, Elijah sees people hiding in the woods and Emma is beckoned to come and welcome them, since they have realized that when this happens, the people are so frightened that it takes a gentle child to bring them out of the woods. Emma is "fra-gile," like Elijah, and carries a little doll. When the slaves come out from hiding, Elijah's father embraces the man, who is afraid to believe they have actually made it to Buxton. They have obviously been terrified on their journey; there is a woman, a baby, a boy and girl, and a father.
Elijah is the first generation of free-born members of his family. Escaping the oppression of the pre-Emancipation Proclamation and pre-Civil War torn United States, Elijah 's family escaped to an established free-black community in Canada. The book focuses on events in Elijah 's life - attending school, doing chores, fishing, and playing with his friends. Elijah experiences growing up free in a settlement of former and escaped slaves and he is just beginning to understand what that means when.