5.3 Chains 4-Pack
This title is a student novel for the 5.3 Read-Aloud Teacher's Guide-Historical Fiction, Chains, one of five read-aloud units for fifth grade in the Read Side by Side Reading Program! Each student will need their own copy and will follow along as the teacher reads aloud.
The book Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a thought provoking story of what it was like to live as a slave during the time of the Revolutionary War. Students will think about what it means to be free as they read this beautifully crafted novel. Chains is the first book in the Seeds of America series.
Blurb: 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.
Lexile Level: 780
Page Count: 320