Forge (Seeds of America)
Title: Forge (Seeds of America)
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
A sequel to Chains finds runaway slave Curzon joining the Patriot Army during the harsh winter at Valley Forge, a formidable service that is compromised by his fear of discovery and Isabel’s unwilling presence. By the National Book Award finalist author of Speak.
In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles—and in the midst of the American Revolution.
The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge—against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.