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Griffin, Adele.

Summary: In 1934, a thirteen-year-old with a gift for numbers is offered the chance to leave her family's dairy farm to spend one term at an exclusive Philadelphia girls' school preparing for a scholarship exam.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GRI

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC RUB

Favreau, Marc

Summary: "Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression--a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived. This is the story of the Great Depression in the United States, from the sweeping consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.91 FAV

Tatlock, Ann.

Summary: The Great Depression and a strike at the grainmill greatly changes Virginia's life and outlook as her physician father begins to work with the unemployed and the strikers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolionas 2011

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Nelson, Colleen

Summary: "A young boy volunteering at a retirement home finds a stray dog and notices that it revives decades-old memories for a bitter resident. The boy bonds with the resident as he listens to stories about growing up in Saskatchewan during the Great Depression. Thanks to his new friend and his canine companion, the elderly man is able to pass away peacefully, immersed in fond memories of his youth."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pajama Press 2019

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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ruby, Laura

1 hold on 2 copies

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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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Hesse, Karen.

Summary: During the Great Depression, fourteen-year-old Billie Jo must endure heartwrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. She and her parents struggle to keep their Oklahoma farm running as a drought and devastating dust storms take a toil on both the land and the family. In this midst of this turmoil, a tragic household accident badly injures both Billie Jo and her mother. The quiet...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MOS

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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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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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Giff, Patricia Reilly.

Summary: Three city siblings, now living on a farm during the Great Depression, must survive on their own when their father takes a construction job miles away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Giff 2011

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Schatzer 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC Sch

Walsh, Jenni L.

Summary: Texas: 1931. It's the height of the Great Depression, and Bonnie is miles from Clyde. When Clyde returns from prison damaged and distant, unable to keep a job, and dogged by the cops, Bonnie knows the law will soon come for him. But there's only one road forward for her. If the world won't give them their American Dream, they'll just have to take it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ADL

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