Elijah of Buxton Topics for Discussion

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Discuss the competition between Elijah and Emma Collins. Is it real? If so, who participates the most in the competition? Do you feel Elijah and Emma are similar, as Sarah says?

Discuss Elijah's relationship with Flapjack. Is Flapjack exceptionally smart for a mule? Why does Elijah prefer riding Flapjack when there are faster horses available?

Are the stories that people tell about the Preacher killing the twin white men just "prettied up" versions of the truth? Discuss your reasons for your answer and give supporting details for your opinion. Note Mr. Highgate's comments on page 243.

Talk about Mr. Leroy, including his eating habits, his anger toward Elijah for using the "N" word, and his life. Summarize the character. How do you feel about Mr. Leroy? Has the author encouraged us to feel anything about him?

Do you think Elijah was in danger when he was at the...

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