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Children of the Great Depression / Russell Freedman.

By: Freedman, Russell.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2005Description: x, 118 p. : ill. ; 22 x 26 cm.ISBN: 0618446303; 9780618446308.Subject(s): Children -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Children -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Juvenile literature | United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 305.23/0973/0904
Contents:
"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.
Summary: Life was hard for children during the Great Depression: kids had to do without new clothes, shoes, or toys, and many couldn't attend school because they had to work. Even so, life still had its bright spots. Take a closer look at the lives of young Americans during this era.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-112) and index.

"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.

Life was hard for children during the Great Depression: kids had to do without new clothes, shoes, or toys, and many couldn't attend school because they had to work. Even so, life still had its bright spots. Take a closer look at the lives of young Americans during this era.

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Gr 4-8-Few authors are as well suited as Freedman to present a clear and understandable outline of this period. His prose is straightforward and easily comprehensible, making sense of even the complexities of the stock-market crash. The use of primary sources is outstanding. This is a book told by chorus, featuring the voices of those who endured the Depression, and is embellished with black-and-white photos by such luminaries as Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Walker Evans, and Russell Lee. Eight chapters cover the causes of the Great Depression, schooling, work life, migrant work, the lives of children who rode the rails, entertainment, and the economic resurgence of the early '40s. Chapter notes and an excellent bibliography round out another superb photo-essay by a veteran author. A wonderful, informed, and sympathetic overview that perfectly complements Jerry Stanley's Children of the Dust Bowl (Random, 1992).-Ann Welton, Grant Elementary School, Tacoma, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Russell Freedman was born in San Francisco, California on October 11, 1929. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 1951. After college, he served in the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean War. After his military service, he became a reporter and editor with the Associated Press. In 1956, he took a position at the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson in New York, where he did publicity writing for television. In 1965, he became a full-time writer. <p> His first book, Teenagers Who Made History, was published in 1961. He went on to publish more than 60 nonfiction titles for young readers including Immigrant Kids, Cowboys of the Old West, Indian Chiefs, Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life, Confucius: The Golden Rule, Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America, Vietnam: A History of the War, and The Sinking of the Vasa. He received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography and three Newbery Honors for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, and The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. He also received the Regina Medal, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, the Sibert Medal, a Sibert Honor, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the National Humanities Medal. He died on March 16, 2018 at the age of 88. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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