Addy Learns a Lesson

Paperback | September 1, 1993

byConnie PorterIllustratorMelodye Rosales

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Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia to begin life as free people. Everything is new to them in the big city. Addy is happy - she has a friend for the first time, Sarah, and she is learning to read and write. In school, Addy sits next to Harriet. Harriet is smart, wealthy, and popular. She has the life that Addy thought freedom would bring her. Addy hopes to be friends with Sarah and Harriet, but she ends up having to choose between them. Addy?s choice teaches her about real friendship and real freedom.

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Free from slavery, Addy Walker is adjusting to her new life in Philadelphia. However, when she enrolls in school she faces some unexpected obstacles. Her classmates are at a more advanced level than she is. Instead of falling behind or getting discouraged, Addy learns to read and write. Addy Learns a Lesson is part of the American Girl...

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Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia to begin life as free people. Everything is new to them in the big city. Addy is happy - she has a friend for the first time, Sarah, and she is learning to read and write. In school, Addy sits next to Harriet. Harriet is smart, wealthy, and popular. She has the life that Addy thought freedom w...

Connie Porter wrote the Addy books in the American Girls historical fiction series. She has written two adult novels, All-Bright Court and Imani All Mine. All-Bright Court was selected by the American Library Association as one of the Best Books of 1991. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 8.46 × 6.22 × 0.24 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:American Girl Publishing IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1562470779

ISBN - 13:9781562470777

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Free from slavery, Addy Walker is adjusting to her new life in Philadelphia. However, when she enrolls in school she faces some unexpected obstacles. Her classmates are at a more advanced level than she is. Instead of falling behind or getting discouraged, Addy learns to read and write. Addy Learns a Lesson is part of the American Girls Collection.