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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Jordan Ritchie 3302

    "Children of the Great Depression" by Russell Freedman Review

    This book is a non-fiction picture book. It tells of how bad the Great Depression was, for the children and the parents. It shows great pictures of children, homes, and towns, of how bad it was in the 30's.
    This is a sad and overcoming bad times book. It's sad to see all the pictures of the children, and think about how they must have felt. A quote from the book, by a child who wrote a letter to Eleanor Roosevelt, " I am always sorry, because I'm still very young and can't help out." It shows children how it use to be, but the families stuck together and came through the depression.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Devastation of children during the Depression wrw3301

    "Children of the Great Depression," written by Russell Freedman is a great source of information about the depression and how it affected the lives of families during the 1920s. The information provided in this nonfiction picture book is essential to completely understanding the full extent of the situation. Included in this book are pictures and comments from children that had to face the reality of having no money, only the clothes on their backs, and barely enough food to get them through the day. Children were malnourished and were riding the line between survival and death. Through pictures and narratives by the author and the traveling photographers, the devastation of the Depression comes to life.
    The book reveals the harsh reality of children's lives through the depiction of starvation and homelessness. Times were tough for everyone, especially the innocent children, some getting only one meal a day and others sleeping on the streets. Unemployment ravished the communities, which ultimately lead to the inability to provide necessities, including food for the family. While this informational book is upsetting I think that it is a good source of information in order to get an idea about the Depression from a child's perspective.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2007


    Anyone interested in this era, this is a must. The pic. are wonderful. It takes you back in time. It reminds me of stories grannie used to tell.

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    Posted March 16, 2011

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