Great Depression

The Great Depression was a period of economic downturn that lasted many years, and that had a profound effect on the lives of millions of people. In the United States the effects of the depression were further exacerbated by a series of droughts, which created the Dust Bowl. The Great Depression ended in the United States soon after the beginning of World War II.
Next Year

Next Year

Ruth Vander Zee
Illustrator:  Gary Kelley 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Creative Editions, 2017   ISBN: 978-1568462820
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R My name is Rachel

R My name is Rachel

Patricia Reilly Giff
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375838897
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Family Tree: Better to Wish

Family Tree: Better to Wish

Ann M. Martin
Fiction  Series
For ages 9 to 12
Scholastic Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-0545359429
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Born and Bred in the Great Depression

Born and Bred in the Great Depression

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Kimberly Bulcken Root 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375861970
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The Carpenter's Gift

The Carpenter's Gift

David Rubel
Illustrator:  Jim LaMarche 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375869228
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Lucky Beans

Lucky Beans

Becky Birtha
Illustrator:  Nicole Tadgell 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Albert Whitman & Company, 2010   ISBN: 978-0807547823
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On the Blue Comet

On the Blue Comet

Rosemary Wells
Illustrator:   Bagram Ibatoulline 
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Candlewick, 2010   ISBN: 076363722X
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Josie’s Gift

Josie’s Gift

Kathleen Bostrom
Illustrator:  Frank Ordaz 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005   ISBN: 978-0805430202
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The Wonder of Charlie Anne

The Wonder of Charlie Anne

Kimberly Newton Fusco
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375861048
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The Gingerbread doll

The Gingerbread doll

Susan Tews
Illustrator:  Megan Lloyd 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Clarion Books, 1993   ISBN: 978-0395564387
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Kit's World – A Girl's-Eye View of the Great Depression

Kit's World – A Girl's-Eye View of the Great Depression

Harriet Brown, Teri Witkowski
Illustrator:  Philip Hood , Susan McAliley , Susan Moore 
Novelty Book  Series
For ages 7 to 12
American Girl Publishing Inc, 2008   ISBN: 978-1593694593
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The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll

The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll

Patricia McKissack
Illustrator:   Jerry Pinkney 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Schwartz & Wade, 2007   ISBN: 978-0375837593
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The Lucky Star

The Lucky Star

Judy Young
Illustrator:  Chris Ellison 
Historical Fiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 8 to 12
Sleeping Bear Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1585363483
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Chig and the Second Spread

Chig and the Second Spread

Gwenyth Swain
Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2003   ISBN: 978-0385900942
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Children of the Great Depression

Children of the Great Depression

Russell Freedman
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Clarion Books, 2005   ISBN: 978-0618446308
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