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Chains : Seeds of America (Paperback) (Laurie Halse Anderson)

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If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.
If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

Number of Pages: 316
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Seeds of America
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2010
TCIN: 11856224
UPC: 9781416905868
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-5200
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It's a horrible book. I've been forced to read this for summer reading. I can't finish it, there is no way for me to keep paying attention to the book itself. It's so boring. I don't think it's suitable for 7th graders to read when we have no clue about anything that has happened during the time per...see moreof the reviewer's review
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