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American Girls Collection: Meet Addy

by Connie Porter
Set during America's Civil War, Addy's story is one of great courage and love--love of family and love of freedom! 61 pages, Ages 7-11

Item Number: 236
Category:Contracted Braille in UEB

Price: $9.50
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Reviews for American Girls Collection: Meet Addy
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5Addy is the story of a black girl in 1864, as the Civil War was in its ending stages.
The story is engaging, full of vivid imagery, and historically accurate. Addy is a young slave girl living on a plantation near the end of the Civil War. Lincoln has already issued the Emancipation Proclamation, but Addy and her father, mother, brother, and sister are slaves living in the South. Their owner is not a very cruel Master and cares for his slaves much better than many other slave-owners. However, the war is costly and he sells some of his slaves in an effort to raise enough money to keep the plantation open. The two slaves he sells are Addy's father and her brother, Sam. After they are sold together, Addy's mother makes plans for her and Addy to escape before more tragedy strikes their family. They leave Addy's baby sister behind with Auntie Lula and Uncle Solomon, an elderly couple who work in the plantation house, and flee in the night headed towards a safe house where an elderly woman named Miss Caroline lives. Miss Caroline will take them to their freedom.

The last few pages of this book contain some historical information about slavery and what life would have been like for a girl like Addy. The information is interesting and adds a historical context to a very engaging story.

Overall, I found this book to be quite interesting and a very enjoyable and informative read.

2011-07-24

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