Friday, June 26, 2015
Chains (Seeds of America, #1) by Laurie Halse Anderson
In this first book in a new, historical fiction series, is the story of thirteen year old Isabel, a slave during the revolutionary war. The story is told well and is an excellent novel for middle school children. Isabel, also known as Sal, tries hard to protect her five year old sister after they are bought by Tories and taken to New York City. Sal is befriended by a boy who is on the side of the Patriots and becomes a spy, passing on valuable information. Yet she realizes that although the Patriots want their freedom, they have no intention of granting freedom to her. The story is well researched and is touching and just a fabulous book.