General News · 13th February 2019
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
On Feb 19 at the All-Island Book Club we will discuss Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. The first book in a compelling trilogy of historical fiction that starts during the American Revolution.... do you know the role black Americans played in the creation of the Americas? It's gripping! We will also discuss Viola Desmond!
1 to 2:30 at Linnaea Sun Lit Room. Snacks provided.
Chains brings readers deeply and immediately—and emotionally—into events from almost two and a half centuries ago. A real wonder of voice and detail. The American Revolution is the backdrop, but what makes this different is that the story is told in sparkling detail by Isabel, a slave living in Boston, while the forces that would lead to war boil all around her. Chains is joined by Forge and Ashes in Anderson’s “Seeds of America” trilogy.