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 crAuthor:
Laurie Halse AndersonPublisher:
Atheneum Books for Young ReadersPublished:
7.60h x 5.10w x 0.90dISBN:
Ages 9-12Accelerated Reader:Reading Level:
Middle GradeQuiz #/Name:
125530 / Chains
About the Author
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Chains and Speak, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also received the 2009 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Pennsylvania, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @HalseAnderson, or visit her at MadWomanintheForest.com.
Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author who regularly contributes to The New York Times
, The New Yorker
, and creates book covers for various publishers. He has directed short animated videos for Kate Spade and Anthropologie and was awarded a medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work in motion graphics. He illustrated the acclaimed picture books Over and Under the Snow
, both of which explore the natural world. Over and Under the Snow
, with author Kate Messner was praised for its "stunning retro-style illustrations" (The New York Times
), was a 2011 New York Times
Editor's Choice and won an E.B. White Honor Award in 2012. He recently contributed art to the New York Times
bestseller Goodnight Songs
, which is a collection of poems by author of Goodnight Moon
, Margaret Wise Brown.