Welcome to Kit's World, 1934: Growing up During America's Great Depression (American Girls Collection Series: Kit)

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Fans of the American Girls Collection will love discovering what America was like in Kit's time. This beautiful nonfiction book gives girls a unique perspective on the 1930s — from major historical events to the details of everyday life. Filled with exquisite photos, illustrations, and cutaway scenes, and featuring the letters and diaries of real people, this book brings the voices of yesterday to life for today's readers.
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Overview

Fans of the American Girls Collection will love discovering what America was like in Kit's time. This beautiful nonfiction book gives girls a unique perspective on the 1930s — from major historical events to the details of everyday life. Filled with exquisite photos, illustrations, and cutaway scenes, and featuring the letters and diaries of real people, this book brings the voices of yesterday to life for today's readers.
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Publishers Weekly
Scrapbook History Two titles in the American Girls Collection provide a unique perspective on history with a handsome square scrapbook presentation, including vintage-style postcards and pullout souvenirs. The first, Molly's Route 66 Adventure by Dottie Raymer, illus. by Nick Backes, takes readers for an eight-state ride, from Illinois to California, along the Main Street of America. In Samantha's Ocean Liner Adventure also by Raymer, illus. by Dan Andreasen, readers can imagine a turn-of-the-20th-century cruise aboard the S.S. Londonia. Welcome to Kit's World 1934: Growing Up During America's Great Depression by Harriet Brown, illus. by Walter Rane, Jean-Paul Tibbles, Susan Moore, Susan McAiley and Philip Hood, in an oversize volume, provides a well-researched and engaging account of the era. (Mar.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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For fans of The American Girl Dolls, this view of Kit's world during The Great Depression will provide a delightful read. Well-researched and beautifully illustrated through artwork and actual photographs from the time period, Kit's world actually begins with a quick look at the "Roaring 20's" before it moves on to the "crash" and the subsequent hardships faced by most Americans. Furthermore, even as the text does a great job of showing how the entire U.S. was impacted by the Great Depression, the writer has been careful in noting the many accomplishments, especially those by women, that occurred during the 1920's such as Amelia Earheart and Jackie Cochran's flying adventures, Dorothea Lange's amazing photographs of the average person during the 1920's, and Eleanor Roosevelt's role in her husband's presidency. Additional stories about girls Kit's age who were also impacted are told, like those of Girl Hobo, A Fruitless Battle, The Secret Helpers Club, and The Gift of a Lifetime. These accounts provide a more personal and empathetic read for younger female readers. Another aspect of this text that can be greatly appreciated is its attention to the "authentic" voices of the time, ranging from the famous—Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Langston Hughes to the common—an Okie commenting on life on the road, a girl with wonderful memories of New York in the summer while taking walks with her unemployed father, and artist Selma Burke, who was employed under the Federal Art Project. Not only will this book entertain, it will educate. A wonderful combination in a book for girls and young women. 2002, Pleasant Company Publications,
— Jean Boreen
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Gr 3-6-An attractive, accessible presentation. The book starts with the 1920s and the dawning of the hard times that began with the stock market crash of 1929 and ends with a hope for a better future, although the war, which ended the Great Depression, is barely touched upon. The focus here is clearly on everyday life during these dismal times. Each topic is covered in a spread ("The Roaring Twenties," "Hard Travelin'," "Outdoor Fun," "Fashion," etc.). "A Depression for All" describes additional hardships faced by African Americans during this period. The oversized spreads are well designed, each with a liberal assortment of quality photos, many of them archival, of scenes and artifacts; reproductions of book and magazine covers, movie posters, and cartoon illustrations; drawings; or a painting. Kit Kittredge from the "Kit" series (American Girl) and her fictional environment make several appearances. There are no sources listed, and there is no index. Although italicized words are defined in the text, there is no glossary. This is a good introduction to this period, but will appeal primarily to readers of the series.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584853596
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: American Girl Collection Series: Kit
  • Pages: 60
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: IG1060L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 12.30 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

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    Welcome to Kit's World, 1934: Growing Up During America's Great Depression is a wonderful work of non-fiction. It has great information young readers will be fascinated by. Here are some of the intriguing facts found within the covers of this book: pages 6-7 has a map of the USA with plenty of facts about the USA during the Great Depression; page 9 has a song titled "Hooversville"; pages 14-15 a detailed sketch of Cincinnati's Union Terminal; page 23 writings on the Black Blizzard; page 29 a poem by Langston Hughes; page 35 tells that the game Monopoly came into being in 1935, made by an unemployed Charles Darrow who became a millionaire; page 31 tells of The Secret Helpers Club; page 38 tells of the first drive-in movie theater built in New Jersey in 1939 and for $1.00 a whole family could crowd in the car and see a movie; page 39 - Who was called "The Schnozz?"; 1932 Amelia Earhart, 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean; 1938 Jackie Cochran won the Bendix Race; page 46, What pilot was also a clothing designer?; find out what NRA, TVA, CCC, and WPA were initials for; in the 1930s unions were formed; 1935 FDR created social security; 1939 - Marian Anderson - April 9, 1939 she sang for more than 15,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial even though the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. These and many more facts are presented in this book for readers to enjoy learning about America's past.

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