Meet Addy

Meet Addy

An American Girl

Book - 1993
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Nine-year-old Addy Walker escapes from a cruel life of slavery to freedom during the Civil War
Publisher: Middleton, WI : Pleasant Co., c1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781562470760
1562470760
Branch Call Number: JF American
Characteristics: 69 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosales, Melodye - Illustrator

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taupe_fish_6
Oct 17, 2017

taupe_fish_6 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 13

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shyracollins
Jan 27, 2013

shyracollins thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 7

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Julia_Lit_Teacher
Jul 06, 2016

Meet Addy is written well in that it gives a picture of what life was like for a girl in slavery, without being too graphic for this age group. It is great for girls of any color to read. It has a summary of the Civil War at the end which explains that the War was not originally about slavery and the Confederates were not fighting for slavery, that there were many other issues they were fighting over, but that Lincoln made it about slavery as an opportunity to gain support for the Union and an opportunity to abolish the evil practice of slavery. I like that they put this simple but historically accurate summary at the end instead of villainizing the South as many textbooks do. One more note: A sensitive child may be disturbed by this book, it has descriptions of Addy's brother being whipped, her father and brother being taken away, Addy having worms forced into her mouth, Addy having to leave her baby sister behind, and Addy's mother almost drowning. Parental discretion is advised! However, for the child who reads it, they will get a small snapshot of the evils of slavery and the self-control Addy had to have to avoid being punished and to escape.

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shyracollins
Jan 27, 2013

Meet Addy is the first book to the Addy series, which are apart of the American Girls Collection. I really loved this book, it even brought tears to my eyes. I highly recommend this book. This is a great book for young girls of any nationality, but especially for African American girls. It will teach them about their heritage and how to be strong when nothing seems to be going right for you.

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shyracollins
Jan 27, 2013

This book is a story about a young girl who is a slave during the Civil War. After her father and brother were sold, Addy and her mother runs in search of freedom and hopes to reunite with her father and brother in Philadelphia.

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shyracollins
Jan 27, 2013

“ “My great-grandma must have been brave to come across the water all alone. I’m gonna be brave just like she was,” Addy said, “She was brave, Addy,” Momma answered, “and you brave too. But there’s one thing different about you and your great-grandma. Her journey ended in slavery. Yours, girl, is taking you to freedom.” “

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