Children of the Great Depression by Russell FreedmanChildren of the Great Depression by Russell Freedman

Children of the Great Depression

byRussell Freedman

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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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: demoralized parents, inadequate food and shelter, schools they couldn't attend because they had 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 optimistic about the future. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, and letters,&nbspand richly illustrated with classic archival photographs, this book by one of the most celebrated authors of nonfiction places the Great Depression in context and shows young readers its human face.
Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City.
Title:Children of the Great DepressionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 9.87 × 0.35 inPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547480350

ISBN - 13:9780547480350


Editorial Reviews

Delivers concrete data with which to create a sense of the times? enhanced by? Freedman's many comparisons." HORN BOOK Horn Book"Stirring photo-essay? eloquent? [Freedman's] signature plainspoken prose? 'convey[s] in human terms the true meaning of economic statistics.'' BOOKLIST, starred Booklist, ALA, Starred Review"Another superb photo-essay by a veteran author. A wonderful, informed, and sympathetic overview? of this period." SLJ, starred School Library Journal, Starred"Freedman captures the historical scope of young lives during the Great Depression? At once bleak and uplifting." -PW Publishers Weekly"[A] magnificent volume? Freedman is a master of the photo-essay, and this is one of his best." -KIRKUS, starred Kirkus Reviews, Starred"Plenty of primary-source testimony? Freedman offers an account within the reach and interest of middle-schoolers." -BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Freedman does an exemplary job of making a disheartening and complicated subject? approachable and engaging? a fantastic resource." VOYA VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)"