Literature: "Elijah of Buxton" by Christopher Paul Curtis
These sites are about Christopher Paul Curtis and his book “Elijah of Buxton”. Learn about author’s life and his works. Read about what inspired and influenced his works from interviews. Includes study guides, discussion questions, activities, and an audio excerpt to go along with the book. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Slavery: The Underground Railroad and Black History Month.
A video interview with Christopher Paul Curtis
This interview is done in eight brief videos. The author talks about his book, Elijah of Buxton in one of the clips.
Christopher Paul Curtis Website
This is an official website of the author. Includes biography, works, photos, and teaching resources.
Scholastic: Elijah of Buxton Discussion Guide
This page provides discussion questions that go along with the book. Note: This site includes ads.
Scholastic: Extension Activity for Elijah of Buxton
This page provides ideas for activities that can go along with this book. Note: This site includes ads.
Scholastic: Christopher Paul Curtis Video Interview
Watch a video interview with Christopher Paul Curtis talking about issues, characters, and stories in his books. Also learn about his writing process and advice for teachers and students. Includes resources that go along with his books. Note: This site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Slavery: The Underground Railroad
These sites are about the Underground Railroad movement that helped runaway slaves escape to Canada. Learn about Harriet Tubman and other influential leaders. Listen to songs and read the lyrics that secretly told the escape route. Play a game that allows you to face the same decisions the runaway slaves faced. Includes maps and historic photographs, plus a link to an eThemes Resource on the slave trade and quilts.
eThemes Resource: Black History Month
These sites are about Black History Month. Learn about the contributions of African Americans in different fields. Includes quizzes, an interactive timeline, and other activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on the Negro baseball league, famous African Americans, the Emancipation Proclamation, the slave trade, and the Missouri Compromise.