Thursday, March 4, 2010

Addy book 4

AUTHOR: Connie Porter
SETTING: Philadelphia
MAIN CHARACTERS: Addy,Momma, Poppa, M'dear, Sarah
CONFLICT/TROUBLE: Addy doesn't know her birthday and she is going to pick a day but she wants it to be a near perfect day.
MAIN EVENTS: That Addy learns how to play Double Dutch and she kept saying to sarah or mama or papa''can you help me pick a speshel day for my Berthday''.
CONCLUSION: The war is over and Addy thinks that would be the perfect day for her birthday.
YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE: M'dear is blind and can see better than most people. She says ''that those who are prejudiced are blind. It makes it so they can't see people for who they are.

Addy book 3

AUTHOR: Connie Porter
SETTING: Philadelphia
MAIN CHARACTERS: Addy, Momma, Poppa, Mrs.Ford
CONFLICT/TROUBLE: Addy tries to buy Momma a beautiful scarf for 0.20 cents. Addy eventually gives the money she has saved to the Freedman's Fund and now she has nothing to buy Momma the scarf with.
MAIN EVENTS: Addy delivers garments to people and gets a tip. She puts some money in a jar for a new lamp for Momma and the rest she is saving for the scarf. Momma made a Christmas dress for Isabella Howell. A month later, Mrs. Howell dropped the dress off at Mrs.Ford's shop because it was too small. Mrs.Ford said Isabella must've grown some. Later Mrs. Ford said; "Here Addy this is for you." Addy opened it and there was the dress that didn't fit Isabella.Mrs.Ford had fixed it up. Mrs.Ford cut off the excess fabric and Addy asked if she could have it.
CONCLUSION: On Christmas morn, Momma gave Addy a doll full of beans and Addy named her Ida Bean. Addy gave momma a scarf she had made from the excess fabric. At the church service, after eating supper there was a shadow play for the children. During the shadow play poppa walked in. Addy ran to him and threw her arms around him. When they went back to Mrs. Fords shop, Mrs.Ford left them a lamp instead of a candle! Addy read the note beside it. After Addy read the note Poppa started to cry because Addy could read. It was a good Christmas after all.**have a good day**
YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE: It shows you can show love by not giving gifts.

Addy book 2

AUTHOR: Connie Porter
SETTING: Philadelphia
MAIN CHARACTERS: Addy,Momma,Sarah Moore, Harriet Davis,and Mrs.Ford
CONFLICT/TROUBLE: Addy really wants to be friends with Harriet, a cool and popular, wealthy girl. But, she wants to still be friends with Sarah. How will she work this out?
MAIN EVENTS: Addy cannot read or write. This is the first time she has gone to school. Harriet is very smart and popular. She invites Addy to be her friend. Addy leaves Sarah, her real friend, and walks home with Harriet and her cool friends. Harriet makes Addy carry all of thier books and calls her a flunky. When they get to Mrs. Frod's shop they quickly take them back. Harriet told Addy the reason she makes Addy carry the books is because it is sort of like passing a test in order to be their friend.
CONCLUSION: Addy reunites with Sarah, and figures out what friendship really is about. Also she beats Harriet in a spelling match.
YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE: It teaches you what the real meaning of friendship is. Josie says love is the real meaning of friendship. Jesus says to treat others as you would like to be treated. Georgia says to treat others equally and you shouldn't have any tests to be friends with someone.**have a good day**