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McMorris, Kristina

Summary: 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCM

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION MCM

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia

Summary: When resentment surges during the Great Depression in a Texas border town, Estrella, fifteen, organizes a protest against the treatment of tejanos and soon finds herself with her mother and baby brother in Mexico.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MCC

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Summary: With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio/Listening Library 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD CUR

Vanderpool, Clare.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

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Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Blizzard of the blue moon: Jack and Annie go back in time to New York City, during one of the darkest periods in the city's history--the Great Depression. Even worse, the city is in the grip of a terrible snowstorm. To stop the blizzard, Jack and Annie must save the unicorn made famous in the Cloister's medieval tapestries. But will that be enough to help a city that faces so many troubles?

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD OSB

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.

Summary: Before Kit can write a news story about an upcoming sold-out jazz concert, sinister pranks threaten to cancel the show and Kit is falsely accused of stealing a valuable trumpet. Includes an "Inside Kit's World" essay about the popularity of jazz and swing music during the Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC KIM

Schatzer, Jeffery L.

Summary: Jarek Sokolowski and some of his Polish American friends sign up for the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression and go to work in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, clearing land, fighting fires, and growing from boys into men.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mitten Press 2008

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC Sch

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: Tired of doing chores and longing for adventure during the Great Depression, Kit meets a hobo and decides to hop a freight train.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Company Publications 2001

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TRI

Peet, Mal

Summary: Orphaned as a child and sent to live among religious caretakers in Canada, Beck endures harsh labor and searches for love while traveling back and forth across the American border during the height of the Great Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BEC

Reiss, Kathryn

Summary: During the Great Depression, aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge uncovers a mystery surrounding a secret room in the rundown mansion owned by elderly Miss Mundis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J AGM REI

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: During the Great Depression, Davey learns that a neighbor's property is about to be auctioned, and he rallies his friends, neighbors, and family to help save Strawberry Farm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HOP

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: In 1932, Kit faces a very different Christmas because of her family's financial problems and allows her pride to estrange her from her best friend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. Publications 2000

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TRI

Dallas, Sandra

Summary: In 1933, when twelve-year-old Hallie Turner and her brothers, Tom and Benny, take to the road seeking whatever work they can get, they find kindness in small-town Kansas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAL

Holm, Jennifer L.

Summary: Ten-year-old Beans Curry, a member of the Keepsies, the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run down Key West into a tourist resort.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD HOL

Bayard, Louis

Summary: With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister-- and the family gas station. To keep a competitor at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father-- fast. When a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she convince the town that Hiram is her long...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BAY

Hoberman, Mary Ann.

Summary: Ten-year-old Allie's family moves from urban New Haven to rural Stamford, Connecticut, in the midst of the Great Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Hoberman 2009

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: A modern-day girl finds herself in 1933 Cincinnati, Ohio, and as she and Kit experience life during the Great Depression, the reader is invited to choose how Kit might help her family and others who are less fortunate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Publishing 2014

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TRI

Adler, David A.

Summary: While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Adler 1999

Holm, Jennifer L.

Summary: Ten-year-old Beans Curry, a member of the Keepsies, the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run down Key West into a tourist resort.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HOL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION HOL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: JFIC HOL

Moss, Marissa.

Summary: Rose keeps a journal of her family's difficult times on their farm during the days of the Dust Bowl in 1935.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Whistle/Harcourt 2001

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Ruby, Laura

Summary: "When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary -- just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That's why she is not prepared for the day when he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC RUB

Ruby, Laura

Summary: When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary - just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That's why she is not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins 2019

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Ruby 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RUB

Dagg, Carole Estby.

Summary: In 1934, eleven-year-old Terpsichore's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting the family from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska, where Terpsichore refuses to let rough conditions and first impressions get in the way of her grand adventure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAG

Durbin, William

Summary: Thirteen-year-old C.J. records in a journal the conditions of the Dust Bowl that cause the Jackson family to leave their farm in Oklahoma and make the difficult journey to California, where they find a harsh life as migrant workers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DUR

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