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Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story (American Girls Collection Series: Addy #2)

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Addy starts her new life in Philadelphia. At school for the first time, she learns about reading and writing?and more.

After their escape from North Carolina to Philadelphia in the summer of 1864, Addy and her mother begin their new life as free people as her mother gets a paying job and Addy goes to school and learns a lesson in true friendship.

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Overview

Addy starts her new life in Philadelphia. At school for the first time, she learns about reading and writing—and more.

After their escape from North Carolina to Philadelphia in the summer of 1864, Addy and her mother begin their new life as free people as her mother gets a paying job and Addy goes to school and learns a lesson in true friendship.

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Continuing the story of Addy, Porter has the young girl and her mother arrive in bustling Philadelphia. At school for the first time, Addy learns to read and write. She is a determined young girl who lives amid turbulent times. When kids finish this story, they will want to know more about this courageous African-American girl and the historical period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562470784
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Series: American Girl Collection Series: Addy , #2
  • Pages: 77
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.51 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Fake "Friends."

    A lesson in spotting a fake "friend" is learned here. Vivid and vibrant descriptions of the life of a slave make these stories "real" for the reader; allows the reader to "feel" the emotions of the protagonist, Addy. Beautiful color illustrations with attention to detail and the storyline will attract the young reader's attention. The first book in the Addy series deals with slavery, the second book deals with true friendship and the third one deals with the first Christmas in a new state. Here is an important statement from book number three, "You found out what freedom was about," Reverend Drake said. "It wasn't free!" At the end of each book is a section titled "Looking Back" and it offers a history lesson about the times in which Addy lived also this section gives some vocabulary that should expand the reader's list of vocabulary words. There are words such as abolitionist, slavery, Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, and several other words or groups of events that are described. These first three books will leave the reader wanting to read the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Good

    This is a very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Best book

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! That is what I am talking about!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    100 percent good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The best book ever
    Loved Addy and Sarah
    10000 out of 10000

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    Posted December 10, 2011

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