Search - List of Books by Connie Porter

Connie Rose Porter (born in 1959) is an African-American author best known for her books for children and young adults. She was the second youngest of nine children of a family living in a housing project. She went on to earn degrees from SUNY Albany and Louisiana State University. She has since taught English and creative writing at Milton Academy, Emerson College, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She was a fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was a regional winner in Granta's Best Young American Novelist contest.

Porter's debut novel All-Bright Court (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991) portrayed life in a northern urban "slum" community during the late 20th century. She then began work on a series of children's books about a pre-teenage girl named Addy Walker, who escaped from slavery in North Carolina during the American Civil War and learned the life of freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pleasant Company Publications (now owned by Mattel and operating as American Girl) published eleven of her "Addy" books between 1993 and 2003 as part of its American Girls Collection Series and in conjunction with the Addy Walker doll, which was the first non-white doll of its American Girl Collection. Porter returned briefly to a more mature and modern subject matter in 1999 to write the novel Imani All Mine (Houghton Mifflin, 1999) about a 14-year-old mother struggling in a present-day inner-city world of poverty and danger.

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Total Books: 60
Finding Freedom An Addy Classic Volume 1
2014 - Finding Freedom an Addy Classic Volume 1 [American Girl Beforever Classic] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609584146
ISBN-10: 1609584147
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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A Heart Full of Hope An Addy Classic Volume 2
2014 - A Heart Full of Hope an Addy Classic Volume 2 [American Girl Beforever Classic] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609584153
ISBN-10: 1609584155
Genre: Children's Books
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Addy 3-Book Boxed Set
2014 - Addy 3-book Boxed Set [American Girl] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609585006
ISBN-10: 1609585003
Genre: Children's Books
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Addy Boxed Set With Game
2010 - Addy Boxed Set with Game [American Girl] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781593697839
ISBN-10: 159369783X
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Only the Strong Survive
2009 - Only the Strong Survive (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781606964132
ISBN-10: 1606964135
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Addy Saves the Day A Summer Story Book 5
2008 - Addy Saves the Day a Summer Story Book 5 [Americna Girls Collection] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439553619
ISBN-10: 1439553610
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Happy Birthday Addy A Springtime Story
2008 - Happy Birthday Addy a Springtime Story [Americna Girls Collection] (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439553626
ISBN-10: 1439553629
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Changes for Addy A Winter Story
2008 - Changes for Addy a Winter Story [Americna Girls Collection] (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439553633
ISBN-10: 1439553637
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Addy's Story Collection
2008 - Addy's Story Collection [American Girl] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781593694555
ISBN-10: 1593694555
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Imani All Mine
2008 - Imani All Mine (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435242319
ISBN-10: 1435242319
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Addy's Short Story Collection
2006 - Addy's Short Story Collection [American Girls Collection Hardcover] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781593691226
ISBN-10: 159369122X
Genre: Children's Books
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Addy Story Collection
2005 - Addy Story Collection [American Girls Collection Hardcover] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781593690502
ISBN-10: 1593690509
Genre: Children's Books
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American Girls Collection Holiday Story Collections
2005 - American Girls Collection Holiday Story Collections [American Girls Collection Hardcover] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781593690601
ISBN-10: 1593690606
Genre: Children's Books
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Be Not Afraid
2004 - Be Not Afraid (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780975997376
ISBN-10: 0975997378
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Addy's Summer Place
2003 - Addy's Summer Place [American Girls Short Stories] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781584856979
ISBN-10: 1584856971
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Addy's Wedding Quilt
2001 - Addy's Wedding Quilt [American Girls Collection] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781584852742
ISBN-10: 1584852747
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Allbright Court
2000 - Allbright Court (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613277037
ISBN-10: 0613277031
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Addy Learns a Lesson A School Story
1999 - Addy Learns a Lesson a School Story [American Girls Collection] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785710936
ISBN-10: 0785710930
Genre: Children's Books
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Addy's Surprise A Christmas Story
1999 - Addy's Surprise a Christmas Story [American Girls Collection] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785710943
ISBN-10: 0785710949
Genre: Children's Books
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Meet Addy An American Girl
1999 - Meet Addy an American Girl [American Girls] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785711315
ISBN-10: 0785711317
Genre: Children's Books
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1999 - Addy Saves the Day a Summer5 Story [American Girls Collection Hardcover] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Addy an American Girl [American Girls Collection] (Hardcover)Paperback
1994 - Happy Birthday Addy a Springtime Story [American Girls Collection] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Happy Birthday Addy a Springtime Story [American Girls Collection] (Hardcover)
1994 - Addy Saves the Day a Summer Story [American Girls Collection: Addy, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Changes for Addy a Winter Story [American Girls Collection, Bk 6] (Other)Hardcover
1993 - Meet Addy an American Girl [American Girls Collection] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - Addy Learns a Lesson a School Story [American Girls Collection] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - Addy Learns a Lesson a School Story [American Girls Collection] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Meet Addy [American Girls] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Happy Birthday Addy [American Girls Collection] (Other)Hardcover