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Children of the Great Depression

Children of the Great Depression

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, ©2005
ISBN: 9780618446308
0618446303
Call Number: j 305.23 F853cg 2005
Characteristics: x, 118 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm

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Life was hard for children during the Great Depression. Take a closer look at the lives of young Americans during this era.

(Hobos and Other Travelers in the Great Depression) 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 yo... Read More »


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The Great Depression was hard on everyone, but Freedman puts a human face on it by quoting those who were children during that time, like the hungry girl who told her teacher that she couldn’t eat that day because “It’s my sister’s turn to eat”. Illustrated with photographs.

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