Children's LiteratureThe ten-year format of this series gives specific focus to this comprehensive and well-paced resource about the 1920s. Topics relate well, beginning with Lifestyles, Fashion and Fads. In every facet of this amazing era there were new beginnings. Legends developed around colorful people and events in entertainment, sports, and politics. Business and economics dominated, from boom to bust. Many discoveries expanded the realms of science, technology and medicine. Looking back at the first decade of the twentieth century from the vantage point of the first decade of the twenty-first, it is easy to see the seeds, good and bad, which came to fruition at its close. A year by year timeline flanked by significant pictures illuminates a well presented list of events. A useful bibliography, Internet addresses and an index are included. Part of the "Decades of the 20th Century" series. 2001, Enslow Publishers, $17.95. Ages 10 up. Reviewer: Margarette Reid
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-8-A topical overview of the second decade of the 20th century. In the section on lifestyles, the standard of living is discussed along with the many conveniences introduced during this time such as indoor bathrooms, electric lights, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and telephones. Fashion trends, music, Prohibition, recreational activities, talkie movies, the Harlem Renaissance, the Lost Generation, and sports are touched on, as are the political atmosphere in the United States and abroad and the beginnings of the Great Depression. There is a wide array of information to give students some insight into this era.-Debbie Feulner, Northwest Middle School, Greensboro, NC Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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