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Lisa J. (lj) reviewed Meet Addy (American Girls) on
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this book is about a little girl who family is in slavery and they are trying to move to Philadephia but they run in to some problem along the way.I love this book my little girl and I my read it and now we would like to pass it on.
In 1864, after her father and brother are sold to another owner, nine-year-old Addy Walker and her mother escape from their cruel life as slaves in North Carolina to freedom in Philadelphia., In 1864, after her father and brother are sold to another owner, nine-year-old Addy Walker and her mother escape from their cruel life of slavery in North Carolina to freedom in Philadelphia
This is the story of a slave family who get seperated from each other when the master sells some his slaves. Addy and her mother plan an escape, and hope to reunite with the father. This is a good book for girls who are just starting chapter books, as it is not too long, and it tells a tale of an important part of history. That of the slaves and their desire to live as free people. Good and interesting, it should hold their attention long enough to finish it.
chose MEET ADDY and was quite surprised by what I read. The story was 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. I highly recommend it to young girls and to boys who don't mind reading about girls.
I Remembered The Time Not Too Long Ago When I First Started Reading This Library Book At Creekside. Then A Horrible Thing Happened To It: Roosevelt Ripped A Page Out, Causing Mary Margaret Campbell To Put It In Her Filing Cabinet, Allowing Me To Read Preschool Phonics Books Instead But I Refused To And Took It Out Of Her Filing Cabinet Before Sending It Back To Helen Hall Library. If I Have A Daughter Who Loves To Read, She'll Start Off With The Beginner Books Before Continuing Onto The American Girls Collection.