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Chains

By: Laurie Halse Anderson
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
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If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, 13-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.

National Book Award finalist

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

©2011 Laurie Halse Anderson (P)2020 Listening Library

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very realistic and interesting

Thoroughly researched, this gives readers of any age a realistic vision of the war and colonial life, it's unique because it is set in British occupied New York and told from the viewpoint of a young slave. the whole trilogy is good. you'll want to follow it to the end.

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Fabulous!!!

Loved it!!! I will probably listen to this again soon!! My 11 year old grandaughter reccomended it and it did not disappoint!!