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Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story

by Connie Porter

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Series: American Girls: Addy (2), American Girls (Addy 2)

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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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Book 2 in a 7 part series. Family and Friends chart. Information on the time period at the back of the book.
  VillageProject | Sep 7, 2022 |
Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia to begin life as free people. Everything is new to them in the big city.
  BLTSbraille | Nov 21, 2021 |
  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
Why these books always gotta make me cry?!? This was one was also excellent and reveals a lot about what it might have been like for freed people trying to make their way. I found myself sympathizing a lot with the teacher, Ms. Dunn, who was also a freed slave and then went on to college so she could teach other young children of color. In this installment of Addy's story she learns the true meaning of friendship and self worth. ( )
  EliseLaForge | Nov 20, 2018 |
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 |
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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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