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ADDY LEARNS A LESSON: A School Story: Book Two.

Porter, Connie.

ISBN 10: 1562470779 / ISBN 13: 9781562470777
Published by Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company, (1993.), 1993
Soft cover
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SIGNED first edition - First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. The second book in the American Girls series about Addy, a young black girl determined to be free in the midst of the Civil War. In this book, she is beginning her new life as a free person in Philadelphia and learning to read for the first time. Illustrated by Melodye Rosales and with vignettes by Renee Graef and Jane S. Varda. SIGNED on the title page by the author, and uncommon thus. Also includes several pages of information about life in 1864. 69 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 51596

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Title: ADDY LEARNS A LESSON: A School Story: Book ...

Publisher: Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company, (1993.)

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia to begin life as free people. Everything is new to them in the big city. Addy is happy--she has a friend for the first time, Sarah, and she is learning to read and write. In school, Addy sits next to Harriet. Harriet is smart, wealthy, and popular. She has the life that Addy thought freedom would bring her. Addy hopes to be friends with Sarah and Harriet, but she ends up having to choose between them. Addy's choice teaches her about real friendship and real freedom.

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Grade 3-6-Addy is a nine-year-old slave when the first story opens in 1864. The likable young heroine wakes up to hear her parents discussing whether they should try to escape or wait until the end of the war. Readers follow the girl into the tobacco fields where she worms the plants, feel her heartbreak as she sees her beloved father sold, and steal through the night with her as she and her mother make a run for the North. Their hunger, the loss of her baby sister, insect bites, and the fear of Confederate soldiers all ring true. While most of their hardships are resolved a bit too quickly, youngsters will empathize with and relate to the strong characters. The book ends as mother and daughter make their way to Philadelphia, but there's no indication that the family is reunited. Addy Learns a Lesson is a more self-contained story. Now in Philadelphia, the girl goes to school for the first time and makes a friend. She learns that there are haves and have-nots, the effects of jealousy, and the double-edged sword of freedom. Attractive, subtly shaded, realistic full-color paintings bring characters and scenes to life, dramatically conveying feelings and action. A "Peek into the Past" section of photographs and facts is appended to each title. These series entries will be popular additions to historical fiction collections.
Susannah Price, Boise Public Library, ID
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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