A stunning adventure story with an unforgettable lead character - a tale of kindness, suffering and the struggle to overcome.
Isabel is a young slave girl. Sold to a couple who are embroiled in the day's political affairs, she and her sister are taken to New York - crowded, chaotic and in a state of turmoil with the threat of British invasion. Isabel struggles to keep herself and her sister safe in a home and a city where they have no control. But she has the help of a street-wise young boy, Curzon - or does she?
This haunting and powerful novel tells not only the story of a remarkable girl but also reveals a time and place in which lives were valued like bundles of vegetables, and America was fighting for independence.
About Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of many award-winning and bestselling books for children and young adults. 'Speak' won the Printz Honor Book and was on the NY Times bestseller list. She lives in New York.
Allen & Unwin
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson