Children of the Great Depression

Children of the Great Depression

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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 spots—like favorite games and radio shows—and 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.

ISBN: 9780547480350

Published Date: January 1, 2005

Publisher: Sandpiper

Language: English

Page Count: 118

Size: 8.85" l x 7.29" w x 0.34" h

Age Classification: Ages 9 to 12