Thursday, April 29, 2010

The American Girls Collection - ADDY LEARNS A LESSON: A SCHOOL STORY - Book 2

In this second installment of Addy's story she learns what real friendship and true freedom mean.  Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia after escaping from slavery.  Addy is excited to go to school for the first time and she meets her first friend, Sarah.  In this book Addy realizes what genuine freedom and a sincere friend means.

AGE RANGE: 1st grade and up

POSITIVE: Addy and her mother's integrity and strength shine through this story.  It will show your child how Addy handles difficult situations with strength.

EDUCATIONAL: You will get a peak into how the school system worked in the 1860's for freed slaves.  At the back of the book "A Peak Into The Past" gives more details on schools for freed slaves.

  • Using examples from the book role play with your children on how to handle difficult situations biblically
  • Do more research into how freed slaves were taught compared to white children during the 1860's
As always any feedback or comments are welcome!

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