Children of the Great Depression

ISBN-10: 0618446303

ISBN-13: 9780618446308

Edition: 2005

Authors: Russell Freedman

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As he did for frontier children in his enormously popular Children of the Wild West, Russell Freedman illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression. Middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar kids, children whose families found themselves struggling for survival . . . all Depression-era young people faced challenges like unemployed and demoralized parents, inadequate food and shelter, schools they couldn't attend because they had to go to work, schools that simply closed their doors. Even so, life had its bright spotslike favorite games and radio showsand many young people remained upbeat and optimistic about the future.Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, and richly illustrated with classic archival photographs, this book by one of the most celebrated authors of nonfiction for children places the Great Depression in context and shows young readers its human face. Endnotes, selected bibliography, index.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/26/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 10.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Russell Freedman is the award-winning author of numerous books. His nonfiction books range in subject from the lives and behaviors of animals to people in history whose impact is still felt today. Freeedman's work has earned him several awards, including a Newbery Medal in 1994 for Lincoln: a Photobiography, a Newbery Honor each for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery in 1994 and The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane in 1992, and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.

Picturing the Great Depression
"The Sight of My Father Crying"
"Ill-Housed, Ill-Clad, Ill-Nourished"
In and Out of School
Kids at Work
"Okie, Go Home!"
Boxcar Kids
The Lone Ranger and Captain Midnight
A Brighter Tomorrow
Chapter Notes
Selected Bibliography
Picture Sources
Index
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