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If an entire nation can fight to gain it's freedom, why can't a young girl? In the book Chains, follow the story of Isabel held in the "chains" of slavery as the young new country, The United States of America, tries to free itself from the "chains" put on it by England. This book is the beginning of a Trilogy; the 2nd book, Forge, is being released in October, 2010.
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Click here to go to Laurie Halse Anderson's web page. There you can earn more about the author, see all the various books she's written, and find links that bring this history and time period to life!

Click here to see a video of Laurie Halse Anderson, where she talks about her struggle to learn to read, her love of history, and why she jumps around from Genre to genre.
Did you finish this book? If you'd like to write a review, click on the DISCUSSION button at the top of the page, tell us what you thought of the book. Be descriptive, using some detail and good vocabulary! If you click on the trading card, it will take you right to the Regional library system, CWMARs. There you can log in using your library card, and order the book. It will get sent to Hubbard within a couple of days!

Just for teachers: Click HERE to find a reading guide with discussion questions!















Click here to see a trailer for the book