New York : Scholastic, 2007
341 p. ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780439023443 (trade bdg.), 0439023440 (trade bdg.), 0439023459 (alk. paper), 9780439023450 (alk. paper), Language:
Winner of the 2008 Jane Addams Honor Book award for older children
Winner of the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
Winner of the 2008 Newbery Honor Book Award
Winner of the 2008 Coretta Scott King Author Award
Winner of the 2007 Parent's Choice Gold Award for Fiction
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom
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