Growing Up in the Great Depression 1929 to 1941

From the Series Our America

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Confronted with starvation, lack of education, and homelessness, children of the Great Depression, like sixteen-year-old Clarence Lee, whose father asked him to leave home because he could no longer afford to support him, grew up quickly. Many weren’t able to attend school. Instead, millions of American children worked alongside their parents, trying to make ends meet. In spite of these challenges, they grew up with courage, a sense of responsibility, and the knowledge that hope can make a difference.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2002-08-01
BISACS JNF025210, JNF019000
Dewey 973.91
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 64246
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Introductory note, Maps, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Amy Ruth Allen

A seasoned communications professional with 17 years experience in writing, editing, public relations, and media relations, Amy Ruth Allen has worked in the areas of arts management, higher education and children's literature. She is the author of several children's books, and her many articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines nationwide, including in The Washington Post, Mademoiselle, and Crayola Kids. She lives in Lynchburg, Virginia, with her husband Leigh Allen.