Children are given the sense of being witnesses to history-in-the-making in this series that explores important events in United States history. Includes an index.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-6-Stein shares a goodly amount of information in this concise series entry. Readers are introduced to many 1920s buzzwords-flappers, prohibition, speakeasies, and the ``Lost Generation'' are all touched upon in the brief, yet thoughtful text. The dark underside of the age is not overlooked; Ku Klux Klan ``night rides'' and the postwar prosperity that bypassed many people are noted. Period photographs and ads in black and white and full color lend a feeling of authenticity to the presentation. The narrative ends with the stock market crash, neatly setting the stage for history's next installment. Mary Blocksma's well-constructed Ticket to the Twenties (Little, 1993) presents a lighthearted view of the decade, bypassing its grimmer events.-Anita Palladino, Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley, NY
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