Addy Walker's family is
planning a dangerous escape from slavery in the summer of 1864. But before
they can make the escape, the worst happens--Master Stevens decides to sell
some of his slaves, including Poppa and Addy's brother, Sam. Addy and Momma
take the terrible risk of escaping by themselves, hoping that the family
eventually will be together again in Philadelphia. Set during America's own
struggle over slavery, the Civil War, Addy's story is one of great courage and
love--love of family and love of freedom.
Meet Addy is about a young girl who lives with her baby
sister, older brother, and her mom and dad. She and her family are slaves on a
plantation, and Addy wakes up one night to her parents talking about fleeing to
the North for safety and freedom. However, her mother thinks it will be best to
wait. But, when their owner decides some things of his own, Addy’s mother ends
up taking Addy and running away.
This is a very heartfelt story of a young girl who must
withstand a horrible existence until she’s given the chance to run for her
freedom. I really enjoyed this book a lot. I loved Addy, and how brave and
smart she was! This one was also sad at times as well, and I hope everything
works out for them.
I look forward to reading more about Addy and her family.