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Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story (edition 1993)

by Connie Porter (Author)

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Title:Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story
Authors:Connie Porter (Author)
Info:SCHOLASTIC INC. (1993), 69 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:my-home-library, childhood-reads

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Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story by Connie Porter



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This is a great book for first, second, or third grade readers. The diction is not too challenging, but still has some sophistication to it. The book is a great insight of how a former slave's life may be and how adjusting to their new world may go. This book could be utilized when learning about slavery or the Underground Railroad. It is also a great text to use to demonstrate the theme of Friendship.
  jthodesen01 | Mar 13, 2017 |
I am a huge fan of t he American Girl series. The writing was engaging and organized, as well as, the character being well developed. The writing was engaging and organized and the characters were well developed for the simple fact that the both reasons were strongly shown. An example of both is when Addy's mother says, "We're in the big city now...and we can;t be trusting strangers." This shows that Addy's mother is smart and knows how to handle new situations, whereas the writing shows the same thing. The main idea of the story is to never be afraid to embark on new journeys, no matter how big or small. The story's there is meaningful and the setting is accurate for the time. For the time period, the characters speak and act in an authentic ways for the time period. ( )
  BrittanyNelson94 | Nov 27, 2015 |
American Girl books are a loved collection by most girls between 2nd and fifth grade. They love the characters, the plot, and the historical features contained within the book. This particular book is no different. Addy is reflected in light of what may have been quite common during this time period and is anxious to learn to read and write, but struggles on her own personal journey to freedom. Quite enjoyed. ( )
  restock | Nov 29, 2011 |
Limited pictures. Fiction. Great for grades 3-5. Tells about frienship and learnimg. Helps with reading fluency.
  sdglenn | Feb 14, 2009 |
A part of the American Girl series, this book is about Addy, a former slave who is given the opportunity to go to school. She learns school lessons but also life lessons about the worth of people and what it means to be a friend.

The entire American Girl series are worth every little person on the planet reading. A little bit history and a little bit life lessons, this book really had my interest from the start. Anything about slavery and injustice pangs at my heart but told through the eyes of a little girl it all hits home. Great book, wonderful series. ( )
  sharese | Jun 8, 2008 |
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Addy Walker and her mother stood on a busy pier in Philadelphia one hot afternoon at the end of August.
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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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