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American History

The Great Depression (1929-1933)

Explore important historical events and eras with nonfiction and fiction titles covering the Civil War, World War II, and more


 

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  1. Adventures of Augie March

    The Adventures of Augie March

    Saul Bellow

    Paperback

    R426401
    Blends street language with literary elegance to tell the story of a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Depression. Learn More

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  2. Bird in a Box

    Bird in a Box

    Andrea Davis Pinkney

    Paperback

    2280301
    Three children meet at an orphanage for African American children in 1936. They all manage to overcome their grief with help from the boxing of Joe Louis and a sympathetic staff member. Learn More

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  3. Blue Willow

    Blue Willow

    Doris Gates

    Paperback

    8425101
    Janey, daughter of an itinerant farmworker, wants desperately to settle down with a home, friends, and a well-ordered life. Learn More

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  4. Children of the Dust Bowl

    Children of the Dust Bowl

    Jerry Stanley

    Paperback

    4498101
    Describes the plight of the migrant workers during the depression who traveled from the Dust Bowl to California and were forced to live in a federal labor camp, and discusses the school that was built for their children. Learn More

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  5. Children of the Great Depression

    Children of the Great Depression

    Russell Freedman

    Hardback

    2736206
    The lives of American children affected by economic and social changes of the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II. Many remained optimistic despite unemployment, demoralized families, and inadequate food and shelter. Learn More

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  6. Dark Days: America's Great Depression

    Dark Days: America's Great Depression

    Student Edition Softcover

    7874401
    Teaches critical thinking and focuses on the question What was the Great Depression? with selections by Studs Terkel, Eleanor Roosevelt, Karen Hesse, Dorothea Lange, Pat Mora, Richard Peck, and more. Literature & Thought Series. Learn More
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  7. Education of Little Tree

    The Education of Little Tree

    Forrest Carter

    Paperback

    4889101
    A boy orphaned very young is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression. Historical fiction. Learn More

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  8. Esperanza Rising

    Esperanza Rising

    Pam Munoz Ryan

    Paperback

    3997201
    Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California on the eve of the Great Depression. Learn More

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  9. Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    John Steinbeck

    Paperback

    2814001
    The epic chronicle of families forced off the land during the Great Depression. Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century edition. Learn More

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  10. Hitch

    Hitch

    Jeanette Ingold

    Paperback

    2835601
    To help his family during the Great Depression, Moss Trawnley joins the Civilian Conservation Corps, helps build a new camp near Monroe, Montana, and leads the other men in making the camp a success. Learn More

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