CHANGES FOR ADDY: A Winter Story: Book Six (6).

Porter, Connie.

ISBN 10: 156247085X / ISBN 13: 9781562470852
Published by Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company, (1994.), 1994
Soft cover
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SIGNED first edition - First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. The sixth book in the American Girls series about Addy, a young black girl determined to be free in the midst of the Civil War. As 1865 ends, Addy wants her whole family to be together. Illustrated by Bradford Brown and with vignettes by Renee Graef and Geri Strigenz Bourget. SIGNED on the title page by the author, and uncommon thus. Also includes several pages of information about life in 1864. 61 pp. Fine in illustrated wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 51599

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Title: CHANGES FOR ADDY: A Winter Story: Book Six (...

Publisher: Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company, (1994.)

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Addy has begun to give up hope of ever having her family together. Then she gets word that baby Esther, Auntie Lula, and Uncle Solomon are on their way to Philadelphia. Addy searches the city for them, but the reunion she dreamed of is mixed with joy and deep sorrow. As Addy prepares for her reading at the Emancipation Celebration, she begins to doubt the words about freedom she is supposed to read. Momma reminds Addy that their family will always be together as long as their love and courage live in her heart.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3-5-The story of Addy and her family, who have escaped from slavery, continues in these two stories set in Philadelphia just before and after the end of the Civil War. Happy Birthday, Addy opens with the protagonist leading a more stable life with her father now delivering ice and searching for a carpenter's position and her mother taking in laundry. Although both parents are being paid as free citizens, the realities of prejudice are clearly evident as Addy laments, "all the colored people got a strange kind of freedom here...There are jobs we can't get and shops we can't eat at just because of the color of our skin." Despite this, she learns the value of optimism from wise, old, blind M'Dear. Addy Saves the Day includes the excitement of a church fair sponsored for postwar family assistance and Abby helping to catch the thief who steals the raised monies. Both books have a good balance of emotion, historical facts, and suspense to keep readers interested; they are attractively illustrated with colorful vignettes and full-page paintings. An addendum, "A Peek Into the Past," provides a good explanation of the time period and its customs, conventions, and realities. Nicely done.
Rita Soltan, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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