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Title:
Addy learns a lesson : a school story
ISBN:
9781562470784

9781562470777

9780590483308
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Middleton, WI : Pleasant Co., c1993.
Physical Description:
68 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Summary:
After escaping from a plantation in North Carolina, Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia, where Addy goes to school and learns a lesson in true friendship.
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Summary

Addy Walker is a proud, courageous girl growing up in 1864, during the midst of the Civil War. Addy's stories tell of her daring escape with her mother from slavery, and the challenges they face afterward as they try to reunite their family. But Addy's stories are about much more than hardship. They are full of the love and hope that help her get through the worst of times and keep her dreams alive!

Addy starts her new life in Philadelphia. At school for the first time, she learns about reading and writing -- and more.


Author Notes

Adult/young adult author Connie Porter was born in Buffalo, New York, where she started pursuing a writing career in high school.

Porter began her career by writing articles for magazines and book reviews in newspapers. She then went on to write the novels All-Bright Court and Imani All Mine. (Bowker Author Biography)


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Horn Book Review

American Girls Collection. Without romanticizing a shameful period in American history, the compelling and gripping narratives focus on Addy, a young girl enslaved in North Carolina who escapes to freedom with her mother, and her struggles as a free person trying to learn to read. Each book ends with an informative synopsis of the African-American experience during the time period. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.