Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.
Set in the middle of the American Revolution, escaped slave Curzon narrates this sequel to CHAINS. Having parted ways with Isabel, Curzon joins the army in Valley Forge in the dead of winter. Struggling to survive the cold and the hunger while fighting a war, there is also the terror of being found out. Despite their disagreement, Curzon misses Isabel, and when they meet again, the two must find a fragile peace in order to persevere. Written with a great deal of historical accuracy and splendid description, this is the second book in the Seeds of America trilogy. Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of SPEAK.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Historical / USA/Colonial + Revolutionary Periods, People + Places / United States / African-American, Historical / Military + Wars
- 9-12 years
- Large Print
- April 22, 2011
- April 1, 2011
- Laurie Halse Anderson