by Laurie Halse Anderson
Isabel is a 13-year old slave who was promised freedom upon her master’s death, but was instead sold along with her sister to a cruel, Loyalist couple. The story begins in 1776, during the American Revolution. Isabel is almost immediately recruited by Curzon, a slave owned by a Patriot, to be a spy. Isabel really does not care who wins, she just wants the freedom that she and her sister so deserve. The historic detail bring 18th century New York and the horrors of slavery to life. I highly recommend picking this one up to read as soon as possible.