Addy: Finding Freedom by Connie Porter
Addy is the American Girl from 1864. Not knowing how long it will be until the end of the Civil War, Addy and her mother escape to freedom in Philadelphia. There Addy learns that freedom isn’t free, but it is worth it. She also learns about the value of real friends. The story is sweet with several subplots. As with all American Girl books, uncomfortable things are told sensitively and on a level children can understand. It’s historical fiction for kids done right. I recommend it to all middle grade children.
5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2021: 3
Pages Read in 2021: 1029
(Read aloud to 12 and 14 year old boys)