Meet Addy by Connie Porter
An American Girl (The American Girls Collection Book 1)

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Nine-year-old Addy Walker escapes from a cruel life of slavery to freedom during the Civil War

About Connie Porter

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Adult/young adult author Connie Porter was born in Buffalo, New York, where she started pursuing a writing career in high school. Porter began her career by writing articles for magazines and book reviews in newspapers. She then went on to write the novels All-Bright Court and Imani All Mine. Dahl Taylor illustrated Addy's series and short stories. He lives in Albany with his wife, two children, and a cat named Max.
Published September 1, 1993 by Perfection Learning. 77 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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A number of grim details are included (Addy knows hunger, an overseer once forces her to eat tobacco worms, and the whip is a constant threat), but the emphasis is on the courage, love, and solidarity of Addy's family (Momma's charitable words when half her family's just been sold stretch creduli...

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Addy Walker, the newest character in the American Girls Collection of dolls, accessories and books, stars in these bright historical novels.

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Young girl and her mother make a run for freedom from slavery.

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When her family is separated, Addy and her mother make a dangerous escape to the North where they hope to reunite the family in Philadelphia.

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