By Laurie Halse Anderson. ISBN 978-1-4169-6146-8. Copyright 2016. Hardcover with 298 pages including appendix and vocabulary words.
"Ashes" is the conclusion to "Seeds of America Trilogy" which began with "Chains" and was followed by "Forge". In this work of historical fiction, Isabel and Curzon search for Isabel's stolen sister Ruth while the war between the Patriots and the British rages on and bounty hunters try to kidnap them at every turn.
The fictional characters experience the Siege of Yorktown and see American and French armies in Williamsburg. The men of the Rhode Island regiment and the large number of African American soldiers throughout the Continental Army as well as the roles of women in the army are accurately portrayed. The Appendix includes questions for discussion and suggestions for additional references.
For ages 10-14.