“Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson

I was looking for an engaging historical fiction novel to share with my students, and I think I found it! I appreciated that this novel takes an unusual look at children as slaves, as well as slaves in the Northern states. Also, this book is set during the American Revolution as opposed to the Civil War,as is often the case. The main character is dynamic and her story is action-packed, as well as poignant. I think middle school boys and girls will be engaged by this awesome tale.
It would make a perfect combination selection for sixth-seventh grade history and English co-teachers/team teachers.



2 thoughts on ““Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s