Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2008 Scott O'Dell Award winner!

According to the blog, Read Roger, Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis has won the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

Here's the summary from the book:
It's 1860, and 11-year-old Elijah is a first-generation freeborn child. His Canadian town of Buxton serves as a haven for runaway slaves. When the town's corrupt preacher steals money from a citizen who has been saving to buy his family's freedom, Elijah sets off for America in pursuit, in this powerful new novel by a Newbery Medalist.

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