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Genres :Fiction , Young Adult , Childrens , Audiobooks
Published By : Listening Library (Audio)
Published On : Aug 04, 2020
ISBN : (ISBN13: 9780593340493)
Format :Audiobook Download
Language :English
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    “A scar is a sign of strength. . .the sign of a survivor.”
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    “She cannot chain my soul. Yes, she could hurt me. She'd already done so...I would bleed, or not. Scar, or not. Live, or not. But she could not hurt my soul, not unless I gave it to her.”
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    “Didn't help to ponder things that were forever gone. It only made a body restless and fill up with bees, all wanting to sting something.”
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    “I wanted to pull down a book, open it proper, and gobble up page after page”
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    “This is not our fight', the old man said. 'British or American, that is not the choice. You must choose your own side, find your road through the valley of darkness that will lead you to the river Jordan. . . Look hard for your river Jordan, my child. You'll find it.”
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  • Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and a National Book Award finalist, Chains is the story of Isabel, a slave girl sold north from Rhode Island to New York at the start of America's War for Independence.

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