Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-

Addy's surprise : a Christmas story / by Connie Porter ; illustrations, Dahl Taylor ; vignettes, Renée Graef, Jane S. Varda. - Middleton, WI : Pleasant Co., c2000. - 65 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm. - American girls collection. .

\"Book three, 1864\"--Cover.

Addy and her mother forgo their Christmas plans to help the newly freed slaves arriving in Philadelphia during the Civil War. (A Christmas Story, American Girls series, Book 3) Addy wants to give mamma a present to brighten her Christmas holidays. To save money for it, Addy decides to keep half her tips she earns making deliveries. But when Addy sees the plight of newly freed slaves, she decides to give her money to the Freeman's Fund instead.



African Americans--Fiction.
Christmas stories.
Mothers and daughters--Fiction.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction.


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