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Age of Revolutions

Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy)
Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
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Time Period: Age of Revolutions
Time Frame: 1776
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: American Revolution
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle Grade
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2008

See Also:
1) Chains
2) Forge
3) Ashes

American History > Age of Revolutions > American Revolution

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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