Second Star to the right!

Publisher’s Weekly has also graced FORGE with a star!

“Second in the Seeds of America trilogy, this sequel to the National Book Award finalist Chains is narrated by Curzon, the slave Isabel freed from prison while escaping her own enslavement in 1777 New York City. Curzon immediately explains how he and Isabel lived in New Jersey for a few months, before she ran away with their meager funds in hopes of finding her sister, a quest Curzon refused to support. Months later, Curzon is doing his best to forget Isabel, though the depth of his feelings is made evident in flashbacks of their time together. After Curzon saves the life of Eben, a young rebel soldier, he joins the army and suffers through the winter at Valley Forge; tension mounts when Curzon’s former owner arrives. Anderson includes meticulous details about the lives of soldiers and, with just a few words, brings readers deep inside Curzon’s experience (“My belly voted louder than my wits”). Her masterful storytelling weaves themes of friendship, politics, love, and liberty into a deeply satisfying tale that will leave readers hungry for the final volume.”

 

Sarah, a sixth grade Language Arts teacher (and incredible book slogger) weighs in on the book’s classroom potential and calls it a “MUST READ.”

It’s going to be very hard to get any work done today.

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3 Comments

  1. Maine Character
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    Star light, star bright,
    That Anderson lady sure can write.
    I wish I may, I wish I might,
    Have that book to read tonight.

  2. Barbara
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Dancing in my office! Major hugs to you!

  3. Officemouse
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Second star to the right and straight on until morning 🙂

    If only there were a phrase about 6th star to the right for later……

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