Chains

Written by Laurie Halse Anderson

A story about 13-year-old Isabel, an African-American slave during the Revolutionary War. Against this backdrop, she fights for freedom for herself and her younger sister. The book is historical fiction, but it draws on real-life events, including the failed plot to assassinate George Washington and the hanging of one conspirator. This is the first book in the Seeds of America trilogy.

Age Range 10 - 14 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
316
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Grade Level 5th - 9th
ISBN
9781416905868
Lexile 780
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