Discover Addy’s Stories

  • Meet Addy
  • Addy Learns a Lesson
  • Addy's Surprise
  • Happy Birthday, Addy!
  • Addy Saves the Day
  • Changes for Addy
  • Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery
Previous page
Next page

Happy Birthday, Addy!

Addy and her parents have moved to a boarding house. There Addy meets an inspiring friend, M’dear. Like many people who grew up enslaved, Addy doesn’t know when she was born, so M’dear encourages Addy to claim a day for her birthday. Then M’dear falls ill. When Addy goes out to get medicine for her, she faces prejudice—and danger. M’dear helps Addy overcome her anger and gives her a deeper understanding of freedom. When Addy finally claims a birthday, it is a special day indeed, and the whole city celebrates.