Series: Seeds Of America

ASHES by Laurie Halse Anderson
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A strong conclusion to a monumental tale of the American Revolution. (appendix) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The Seeds of America trilogy concludes at the Battle of Yorktown as Isabel and Curzon, along with the emerging new nation, grapple with the meaning of liberty. Read full book review >
FORGE by Laurie Halse Anderson
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A good match with Russell Freedman's Washington at Valley Forge (2008). (appendix, glossary, acknowledgments) (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
At the end of Chains (2008), Isabel rescues her friend Curzon from Bridewell Prison and rows away from Manhattan in their escape from slavery. Read full book review >
CHAINS by Laurie Halse Anderson
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"While waiting, they can enjoy M.T. Anderson's The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves, another superb take on the subject. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
" ‘Freedom and liberty' has many meanings," but enslaved Isabel knows that while Loyalists and Patriots battle for their own versions of freedom, she is "chained between two nations" that uphold slavery. Read full book review >