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by Laurie Halse Anderson
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All about literacy for kids
All about literacy for kids rated it 2 years ago
This book would be great for slavery and civil rights movement in history. It would be a great collaboration between 6th grade Reading and History teachers.
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 2 years ago
Their Momma passed away of small pox last year and Isabel promised her that she would keep watch over her simpleminded younger sister, Ruth. Now, as they buried their current slave owner, freedom is in their sights. It was written in the Will, they would have their freedom, but this Will was in th...
Andra rated it 5 years ago
NTE rated it 6 years ago
And thus ends my crappy book streak: Thank heavens. I have had this book on my shelf for a couple of years, but it looked so depressing (slavery - ick) and the only other experience I had with Laurie Halse Anderson was that made for TV movie of her novel Speak (which, I Have Thoughts, but will talk...
Randi's Blog
Randi's Blog rated it 7 years ago
I would definitely consider using this novel (or an excerpt) in my classroom. The overall pacing of the book is quick-moving. Isabel (the narrator), her sister Ruth, and Lady Seymour (the aunt of her owner) are well-developed, though many of the secondary characters are less so; however, that doesn'...
melissawritergrrlreads rated it 7 years ago
I love Laurie Halse Anderson. I really, really, really do. After devouring five of her books almost one after the other, I took a break from her books, intending to return to her writing, but not wanting to read all of her books at once, leaving none to enjoy later.From the first few pages, I was ...
Tiny Library
Tiny Library rated it 8 years ago
Thirteen year old Isabel and her sister Ruth are slaves sold to a new mistress in revolution-era New York. Isabel struggles to keep her hope that eventually they will be free until her owner does something incredibly cruel and the British invade and Isabel's life is turned upside down.A good indica...
tien rated it 8 years ago
A turn of bad luck sees Isabel & her sister, Ruth, being sold to a 'genteel' household. Unfortunately, Madam herself is none too gentle with the help. Isabel's dream of freedom, of being recognised as a person, a human being, was crushed. She cannot however be brought down by this turn of event. ...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it 8 years ago
Beautifully written story about slave girl in Revolutionary NYC trying to win her own and her little sister's freedom. Anderson doesn't hesitate to show deep changes in and damages to character, but she also doesn't write hopelessness. Am not sure about Isabel's isolation -- she doesn't get to tal...
Lisa the Nerd
Lisa the Nerd rated it 8 years ago
in a sentence or so: Isabel hears much about the fight for freedom. the newly formed United States want to shed the oppressive rule of the British crown. the Tories want to remain loyal to King George and hold on to the wealth and rules that brought them here in the first place. all Isabel wants is ...
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