Children of the Great Depression

Children of the Great Depression

by Russell Freedman
Publisher: Sandpiper Books
Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Price: $10.99

Middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar kids, children whose families found themselves truggling for survival—all Depression-era young people faced challenges. 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, letters, and other first-hand accounts, and richly illustrated with classic archival photographs, this book by one of the most celebrated authors of non-fiction places the Great Depression in context and shows young readers its human face.

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