Children of the Great Depression
Children of the Great Depression by Russell Freedman is an eye-opening book. Until reading this book, I honestly had no idea how serious the Great Depression was. In school, we just learned about the stock market crashed but never about how many people were actually effected. Reading about the daily struggle to survive, especially from the perspective of a child was heart breaking. One passage that stuck out to me was on page 35 where it said, "Many poor kids went to school hungry every morning....more
I loved the pictures; very few of the people in the photos are smiling, and they look filthy and ...more
Essentially Children of the Great Depression depicts as its title says. Freedman showcases the liv ...more
Information about the New York Stock ...more
I think there were a lot of details that would interest children reading this book, particularly becaus ...more
1. Genre: Informational
2. Summary: The story of the Great Depression is told by personal accounts, diaries and letters of people who experienced it. The black and white photographs allow the reader to see the devastation through the eyes of children and their daily struggle to survive.
a. Area for comment: The black and white photographs speak volumes about a desperate time.
b. Comment: The photographs show us what life was like ...more
I thought that there was a lot of good information packed into the pages, much of which I was already familiar with, but some of which I had never heard before. For example, I had no idea that people would sit in trees to break records and earn money. I thought t ...more
Author: Russell Freedman
Core 5 7-2
Children of the Great Depression is a great a great AND true story of well, Children of the Great Depression! The book tells the truth about what many children of the depression faced. Such include jobless and poor, houses made out of junk, and selling there every valuable. On the day we now know as Black Tuesday or October 29, 1929 the stock market has suddenly crashes. People such of us los ...more
Source: Textbook pg. 293 & 297
Children of the Great Depression is a powerful information book created for young readers to explore and interpret what life was like for many Americans in the 1930s. The books author, Russell Freedman, uses influential photographs that were mostly captured by federal photographers, working to capture the heartbreaking era that was America's Great Depression. These photos are then followed by actual accounts of life during th ...more
For me, this was a tough book. It touched my heart and my emotions were rattled. Freedman does a great job giving the children of the Great Depression a voice. The children tell their stories of what life was like for them during those most difficult years experienced in the United States. Families suffered immensely during the Great Depression and the photos included in the book tell a story all on their own. Children were ...more
Found on page 293 in the textbook
In the late 1920's, the U.S economy fell sharply; as a result, the country was brought to its knees with people losing their jobs at an alarming rate. This book offers the reader a real-life perspective in to the life of many Americans who suffered the indignities of this terrible tragedy. With actual photography and stories, the true story of the Great Depression comes alive.
The way that Freedman organizes thi ...more
He grew up in San Francisco and attended the University of California, Berkeley, and then worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Pre ...more