Annal: 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Results of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction in the year 2008.

Book:Elijah of Buxton

Elijah of Buxton

Christopher Paul Curtis

As a first-generation freeborn black, 11-year-old Elijah Buxton had no direct experience with slavery. That changes, however, when a thief steals money set aside for freeing a friend’s enslaved family. Elijah sets off rapidly in pursuit, leaving behind his Canadian home and crossing into dangerous American territory, where he encounters terrifying evidence of the grievous human cost of slavery.

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