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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Call Number: F AND (Yellow Dot)

ISBN: 0747598061

Publication Date: 2010



If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight… for freedom.  Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel.  When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion.  She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.



No safe Place by Deborah Ellis

Call Number: F ELL (Yellow Dot)

ISBN: 1742374107

Publication Date: 2011

Orphaned and plagued with the grief of losing everyone he loves, 15-year-old Abdul has made a long, fraught journey from his war-torn home in Baghdad, only to end up in The Jungle - a squalid, makeshift migrant community in Calais.

Desperate to escape, he takes a spot in a small, overloaded England-bound boat that’s full of other illegal migrants



FILMS



10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 

Duration: 99 minutes

Rated: PG

Cameron falls for the most beautiful girl in school. However, she is forbidden to date until the most hated girl in school, her ill-tempered older sister, goes out too. This film focuses on social issues such as dating, individualism and trust and how these issues influence the main characters and enable them to grow and develop a better sense of self.



(PD/H/PE has a copy)


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