Seeds of AmericaBook - 2008
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.
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.
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This book is about the story of a young African American girl who gets taken away from her family along with her little sister, and travels to the early East Coast U.S.A. in the 1700's when our country was first being established.
she gets taken away from her family and put on sell and she gets sold to a white man and is always getting beat and she loses her bestfriend so she keeps wondering when it is going to end?
Isabel has to be a slave. She has to suffer when her sister is taken.
She escapes with a boy named curzon.