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Review: American Girl- Real Stories from My Time- The Underground Railroad

Updated: Nov 4, 2020


*I have gotten a product from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and not of Scholastic or American Girl*

American Girl, in their new Scholastic partnership, is releasing a new series of books: Real Stories from My Time. These educational books teach about a part of history, while sharing true stories and an American Girl's story. This book was about the Underground Railroad and retold the story of Addy escaping to freedom with her mama.

This book was very educational and taught me a lot about slavery that I didn't know. It doesn't just tell you about the Underground Railroad- it goes all the way back to 1619, when the first slaves were taken and sold in Jamestown- which many books and even history class doesn't tell you! This book was amazing in the way it told true stories of a bunch of people who dealt with the Underground Railroad: slaves escaping to freedom, abolitionists, people helping the slaves escape and even slave catchers!

It was nice to revisit Addy's amazing story of her escaping to freedom with her mama- I haven't read her books in a while. It retold the most important and gripping parts without glossing over anything that happened in her real stories. As I was reading, I felt like I was Addy- even though I won't have to escape slaves anytime soon and my ancestors were all the way in Italy at the time! That shows that it's that good- someone who doesn't usually relate feels like she's there.

Overall, this was a amazing book! I give it 5 out of 5 stars.


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