Written by Laurie Halse Anderson
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With a rare and compelling voice, this haunting novel tells not only the story of a remarkable girl and her incredible strength, but also of a time and place in which slavery was the order of the day and lives were valued like weights of meat or bundles of vegetables. Above all, it is a powerful novel as well as an incredible adventure about one girl's struggle for freedom in a society in which she is considered someone else's property. Chains is the first in a series of three to feature this defiant heroine, Isabel.
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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Isabel and her sister, Ruth, are slaves. Sold from one owner to the next, they arrive in New York as the Americans are fighting for their independence, and the English are struggling to maintain control. Soon Isabel is struggling too.
Struggling to keep herself and her sister safe in a world in which they have no control. With a rare and compelling voice, this haunting novel tells not only the story of a remarkable girl and her incredible strength, but also of a time and place in which slavery was the order of the day and lives were valued like weights of meat or bundles of vegetables.
About the Author
Laurie Halse Anderson
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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
19th January 2009
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