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Visiting Author: NY Times Bestselling Author Laurie Halse Anderson

By Linda Lakshminarayanan, Librarian

Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Emerson Library for Grades 4–8

New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is coming to Emerson to share her latest book, Ashes, which completes the trilogy that began with Chains and continued with Forge. This trilogy is about two young people, Isabel and Curzon, who are trying to shed the chains of slavery in New York City. By the this third book they have survived being at Valley Forge, but are soon reported as runaways and are being pursued by people eager to take away the freedom they gained earlier. Now they are trying to make their way South to free Isabel’s little sister who has been enslaved there.

Laurie Halse Anderson has been commended in many reviews for her historical accuracy. This trilogy will bring the American Revolution into clear focus and highlights parts of our history that often go unnoticed. Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing by the author at the time of the event.