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Chains
Chains | 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. 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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RoblesMichelle
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

I was so confused by Madam's decision to sell Ruth out of nowhere, I felt blind sided which i thought was strange how all of a sudden she was being so nice to the girls! I just felt something was going to happen I just did not imagine the worst I guess. #ucfssechains

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Cassidy123
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

I'm only on chapter 4 but I love the relationship between Ruth and Isabel and how they will do anything to protect each other. #ucfssechains

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gell.katherine
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

I am a few chapters into Chains. Ruth and Isabels relationship is so sweet and it reminds me of me and my siblings. They do whatever it takes to protect me and I‘m grateful for them. I can‘t wait to read more! #ucfssechains

viankareyes I agree with this! Me and my siblings would do anything for each other! 3w
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aramirez68
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

I'm currently in chapter 11 for this book and I felt the beginning was a bit intense. But to see isabel grow and over time. She has over come so much so for in the book. I have loved reading this book and I bought the two other books in this series. I can wait to read them ucfssechains

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viankareyes
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Currently on chapter 10 of Chains and it‘s been an incredible read so far. I can‘t wait to read what other sacrifices Isabel will make for her and Ruth‘s freedom! #ucfssechains

megnews This one‘s so good. 3w
gell.katherine I agree! Can‘t wait to read more. 3w
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RoblesMichelle
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

Isabel is such a great big sister!! will do anything to protect her younger sister Ruth. its so nice to read, as a mother to 3 daughters I hope they will always have each others back and do anything for each other! #ucfssechains

aramirez68 I agree with you she is a great big sister!!! She is showing her siblings how to be a great person. She is sitting a good example for them to follow. 3w
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patriciathomas28
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

#ucfssechains I am 10 chapters into the book currently and I am so intrigued! I love the sister relationship we get to see between Isabel and Ruth. The way Isabel is so protective over Ruth reminds me of myself and my younger siblings. I'm curious to see how the book progresses with Isabel and Ruth living with the Locktons and her relationship with Curzon.

CherylVDM The opening of the book was disturbing. I know the story takes place at the time of the Revolutionary War but just the fact that the girls were “property” and were basically transferred after the death of their owner. I enjoy the character development Ruth. 3w
lina0217 I agree! the beginning was very disturbing. I was frustrated with the way Isabel was being treated by the Lockton's and how little control she had over her own life. One specific event that made me feel really sad for Isabel was In chapter 9 when Madame says that Isabel's name is ridiculous and her new name would be Sal Lockton because “it's more suitable“. Isabel was slowly being stripped of everything that belonged to her. 3w
aahmed21 Wow, the beginning of this book was intense for me. I didn‘t know what to think. As I continued reading I was trying to put myself in Isabel‘s shoes and was thinking about if I had been going through what she was dealing with or if I was to get treated the way she was being treated and it just brought a lot of frustration and anger to me. One thing that really bothered me was the girls being their “property”. So sad! Can‘t wait to continue reading 3w
RoblesMichelle In the first chapter when Isabel went looking for answers to her mother and asked what they should do next or where to go. I really found myself emotional and it was just the beginning. I really couldn't imagine going through what they had to endure during that period in time. When the pastor told Isabel you belong to Mr.Robert now I found myself quickly becoming angry because there was nothing they could do to prove they were to be freed. (edited) 3w
viankareyes I am also on chapter 10 and definitely am curious to see how it will be for Isabel living there. I wonder if she will go back and give her friend information or will she just keep it to herself! 3w
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RoblesMichelle
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

Excited to read Chains #UCFSSECHAINS

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aahmed21
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

Can‘t wait to start reading this book!! The brief summary instantly caught my attention and I am so excited to read and find out for myself! #ucfssechains

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gell.katherine
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

I chose Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson for the #ucfssechains book club. I‘m very excited to start reading and enjoy the book!

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patriciathomas28
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

I have chosen Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson for #ucfssechains book club. I'm excited to start reading it!

CherylVDM I think you‘ll enjoy it. 1mo
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CherylVDM
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aramirez68 I just got the three books in this series a couple of days ago! I know it's a bit late to start reading but l I'm hoping to start tonight I can't wait to start reading!!! I'm hoping to get through the book by Thursday or Friday. I also got the audiobook so I can listen when I'm driving to work!! (edited) 4w
aramirez68 I'm currently in chapter 11 for this book and I felt the beginning was a bit intense. But to see isabel grow and over time. She has over come so much so for in the book. I have loved reading this book and I bought the two other books in this series. I can wait to read them #ucfssechains 3w
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megnews
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Behind #Adventrecommends door no. 9: Most anything by Laurie Halse Anderson. These are two of my favorites.

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Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

“I put on my skirt and made my way to the bottom of the stairs. The hour was upon me. It was time to act.”

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Cd053917
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

This story would be perfect for my classroom to discuss the African American slave acts and the hardships they faced.

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Cd053917
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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“Chains” was written by Laurie Anderson in 2008. This is an amazing example of historical fiction about a young African American slave who is fighting for her and her sisters freedom. This story was truly empowering and I recommend!

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Rikatotoka
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Genre: Historical Fiction
Date Started: Sept 9, 2019
Date Completed: October 5, 2019
How did you choose this book: I was given it for christmas by my friend @May14
summary of the novel: This novel is about a slave named Isabel and her difficulties on wanting freedom. She and her sister got stuck in many situations to the point where Ruth Isabel's sister needs to be saved, and had to overcome many challenges with country wars and her hash masters.

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carlenerubin
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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson is HF chapter book. It has won the Scott O'Dell Award and was a National Book Award finalist. It is an incredible text that is set during the Revolutionary War and gives readers an insight into Isabel's life and he struggle to find her sister after escaping slavery. This book is part of a trilogy that I hope to read the next 2 books very soon! I would use this book as a IR or LC in my classroom.

carlenerubin https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/chains

UDL: 7.1
ESOL: 2
Using this book in a literature circle allows students to make a choice in their education as to which book they would like to read. It also allows students to work together and help one another on vocabulary and other difficulties with the text.

#UCFLAE3414SU19
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megnews ❤️ 7mo
DrSpalding I truly enjoy her books! This would work well in a fifth grade or above class using literature circles. Have you read https://books.google.com/books/about/Fever_1793.html?id=Bj5QGMN7pUMC&printsec=fr... It‘s so good!❤️📚 7mo
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Tdumatrait
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Set during the American revolution and is in the point of view of an enslaved girl, it is an interesting story but I had problems getting into it. Took me way too long to read 300 pages.

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Tdumatrait
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Book #2 of student suggestions. I have had this book for a while but I have never really sat down and read it. I love Laurie Halse Anderson, so this should be another quick read.

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megnews
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#OneWordTitles I‘ve enjoyed and 2 on my tbr.

#SpringIntoReading

Freespirit Loved London😍 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have Beloved... 10mo
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megansimon
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

“She cannot chain my soul... not unless I gave it to her.”

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megansimon
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

This book is so important to teach because it shows a side of history that is rarely shown. It also teaches students how powerful their voices can be.

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megansimon
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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This is such an important side to a story that is rarely heard. It‘s important to show these to your students to explain how valuable and crucial these stories are and that there are many sides to history. The plot is very interesting and unexpected.

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claireherman
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Scott O‘Dell Award & National Book Award Finalist author Laurie Halse Anderson‘s Chains is a great way to get your readers interested in a novel series! Chains takes place during the immensely difficult time of the American Revolution. Read this touching HF story to follow along on the journey of sisterhood for a fright for freedom. Introduce your students to this story through a LC or IR when learning about the American Revolution! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal to provide Comprehension (3.1) Activate or supply background knowledge
ESOL Strategy 4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge
Lesson Plan: https://study.com/academy/lesson/chains-novel-lesson-plan.html
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Kcallihan Claire, this book sounds so interesting! I‘ve never heard of these books before but the way that you introduced them made me much more inclined to want to learn more. I also enjoyed that you included potential lesson plan ideas such as the American Revolution. If we could get our students interested in these books I believe it would not only help their literacy skills but also their history skills immensely! 11mo
DrSpalding Wonderful peer feedback. Helpful resource and you have aligned universal design and English learner strategies well. 10mo
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Ariel8Smith
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”I had set myself free”

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Ariel8Smith
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

Great book for children to learn about the revolutionary war and what slaves had to endure. Theme that shows the strength and perseverance you have to have when fighting for freedom.

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Ariel8Smith
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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2008, historical fiction. Story of 13 year old girl Isabel during the revolutionary war. She is promised freedom with her sister if their owner dies. End up becoming spaces to a malicious New York couple. Another space encourages her to spy on her new owners.

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lauren_rese
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Good source to learn about slavery and how their lives were.

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lauren_rese
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Like her book Forge, this books is also talking about the fight for freedom. This books takes place as the Revolutionary War begins. This books shows how people‘s lives changed day by day changing from one life to another life as a slave. It displays violence which was a large part to this time back then but can be a lot for younger children. Genre: Historical Fiction; Published: 2008

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kayleaallison
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

“I had set myself free”

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kayleaallison
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

I think students will really enjoy this book. It is an interesting story about a young girl fighting for her freedom.

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kayleaallison
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Chains is a story about a young girl who is fighting for her freedom. This book is set during the Revolutionary War.

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TabbyGibby
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1. Kinky Boots with the hubs! I ❤️ Broadway!
2. I found a small group of friends who have become closer than most of my family. Unconditional love and acceptance abounds and I feel so lucky to have found those friends, even though we are now separated by many states.
3. Tagged!
4. Mr. Rogers
5. ☘️☘️☘️

@howjessreads #friyayintro

Lizpixie 🍀 11mo
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TabbyGibby
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book was beautifully written. I loved reading and purposely took my time to savor it slowly. Looking forward to reading the next book of the series.

Scochrane26 I think my 5th graders at school read that one. 12mo
Krystle13 @TabbyGibby our cats could be twins. She is so beautiful. 🐱 12mo
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TabbyGibby
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I never thought about "common sense" in this way! I always felt it was, well, common and most people had it. Or it wasn't anything special. This new idea will be fun to ponder over.

Paula3 Seems true to me 12mo
CouronneDhiver Agree! 12mo
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ceruleanjen
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As always, the author's writing is lovely. Isabel was an easy character to connect to and feel for.

The story itself was interesting and well paced. For the most part, the characters are also well rounded. I was not expecting this to end on a cliffhanger! The only things I didn't like is the quotes at the beginning of chapters. While I assume they were there to give more fact & history to the book, they at times felt a little jarring to read.

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ceruleanjen
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"I opened my mouth to roar, but not a sound escaped. I could not even mewl like a kitten."

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Mdonald
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TabbyGibby
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"Melancholy held me hostage, and the bees built a hive of sadness in my soul. Dark honey filled up inside me, drowning my thoughts and making it hard to move my eyes and hands."

BookwormM Beautiful 12mo
EmilyM What a gorgeous sentence! 12mo
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hwestfall
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I would rather just have tiny eyebrows 😳🐁

akckitty I agree...... Yikes. 13mo
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hwestfall
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The Super Bowl was a snoozer so I started reading Chains.

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BookaholicNatty
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This is book #4 in the junior/middle reading Olympics Booklist. This is a book about 11 year old Isabel and her younger sister who are fighting for freedom during the Revolutionary War. It takes place in New York in 1776. It is a part of a series and the title of the other books are Forge and Ashes. I‘m looking forward to reading this one myself!

suzisteffen Such a great book. 13mo
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cmwilliamson316
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Great historical fiction. As a history teacher it provides a different take on the American Revolution that we don't often hear about.

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triplem80
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Getting in a little classroom reading...

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CrazedReader
Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson

For my History Honors class I have to read one history book a term. I‘ve heard this is a good book. If you have read this book, Chains, please tell me if it‘s good or not. If not, are there any other good historic fiction book that is good?

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megnews
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📚Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
📝Christopher Paul Curtis
📺Criminal Minds hands down
🍫chocolate- is there any other choice?!
#manicmonday #letterc

JoScho No only chocolate! 1y
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Purplerosiepage
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A great book to have read today.

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SheReadsAgain
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Really happy to see that my son's 5th grade class is reading this. Two years ago my oldest son read My Brother Sam is Dead in the same grade. This year the 5th graders read that again, but now the students are following that book with a completely different perspective of early America.