Chains
Chains
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Chains

Written by Laurie Halse Anderson
Book #1 in the The Seeds of America Trilogy Series
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781416905851
    Publication Date
    October 21, 2008
    Text Details
    The text for this book was set in Regula.
    Reading Age
    10 - 13 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2007052139
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    192049543
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1416905855
    Lexile® Level
    780L

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