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by Laurie Halse Anderson

If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?  As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-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. A compelling historical fiction book about slavery in the United States.

This book won the prestigious National Book Award for children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

Grade Level:
      6th grade     7th grade     8th grade 

Book Type:    chapter book

Related Lists:   revolutionary war     slavery     history     historical fiction 

Reading Level:   DRA Level 70      Guided Reading Level Z

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