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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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.