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Age of Revolutions

Forge (The Seeds of America Trilogy)
Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
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Time Period: Age of Revolutions
Time Frame: 1777
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: American Revolution
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle Grade
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2010

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

American History > Age of Revolutions > American Revolution

Blistering winds. Bitter cold. And the hope of a new future. In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles—and in the midst of the American Revolution.

The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge—against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.

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