Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis is an award winning historical fiction novel told from the perspective of 11-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first child to be born free in the settlement of Buxton in Canada. Buxton is a real place settled by African Americans who had escaped the horrors of enslavement in America. Elijah is seen by his family and friends as "fra-gile", however, when he embarks on a dangerous mission to help a friend, Elijah displays courage and fortitude beyond his years.
Create a storyboard that illustrates and defines new vocabulary from the book Elijah of Buxton.
(v.) call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear, by means of a magic ritual.
(n.) Men who kidnapped enslaved people that had escaped. "Paddy rollers" made a business of capturing people and forcing them back into slavery for money. Derived from slave patrols traditionally known as patrollers, patterrollers, pattyrollers or paddy roller.