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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

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

Blumenthal, Karen.

Summary: A comprehensive review of the events, personalities, and mistakes behind the Stock Market Crash of 1929, featuring photographs, newspaper articles, and cartoons of the day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 332.6 BLU

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC NEL

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

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

Lüsted, Marcia Amidon

Summary: Introduces the Great Depression, inviting readers to investigate its causes, offering insights into daily life and how the economics of the time shaped politics, and discussing Roosevelt's New Deal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press, A division of Nomad Communications 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.917 LUS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC VAN

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD OFM

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

Summary: Chronicles the life of a family living in rural Virginia during the Depression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Waltons 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WAL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD WAL

Algeo, Matthew.

Summary: Recounts the summer of 1893 when President Grover Cleveland disappeared for five days, covering up a surgery to remove cancer from his palate and jaw.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLEVELAND, GROVER ALG

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lollar, Phil

Summary: "This Odyssey book series explores the history of the much-loved character John Avery Whittaker. The series introduces newcomers to the larger world of Odyssey. For readers who are already Odyssey-philes, the novels provide the history of the franchise's most important character. Whit and his family (father, Harold; stepmother, Fiona; half-sister, Charlie) have just moved to Provenance, NC, in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LOL

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J AGM REI

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 Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC Sch

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC TRI

Summary: "Tells the unforgettable story of the 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RID

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

Hannah, Kristin

3 holds on 45 copies

Summary: "From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras-the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Copies Available at East Bay

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Hannah 2021

Henderson, Eleanor

Summary: Cotton County, Georgia, 1930. Two babies-- one light-skinned, the other dark-- are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper's daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, under the roof of her mercurial father, Juke, and with the help...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC HEN

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

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