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The 1930s Decade in Photos

Depression and Hope

Series: Amazing Decades in Photos

By Jim Corrigan

Poignant photos and high-interest text are used to illustrate how the Great Depression hit America like a mighty storm. Millions of workers lost their jobs. Families were forced to scrounge for food. It was the worst economic tragedy in American history. The nation forged ahead. A new president promised a New Deal for America. Franklin D. Roosevelt told Americans that they had nothing “to fear but fear itself.” He fought tirelessly to end the Great Depression. Meanwhile in Germany, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seized power. Warlike military officers did the same in Japan. Read about the 1930s and what lay ahead.

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Reviews

"Although aimed at middle school audiences, this volume can also be used effectively by upper elementary students."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2010

"Characterizing a decade in one slim book involves making choices--Corrigan has done quite well at selecting nineteen significant events or developments for each decade since 1900 . . . The author’s style is brisk, the illustrations often fascinating; the abundance of period photos, graphics, and popular art can help promote visual literacy."

Children's Literature

"Attractive and readable, this series will be popular with browsers and beginning researchers."

School Library Journal, April 2010

"Corrigan's special gift is an ability to use his words to show readers in a clear, concise way, the essence of each topic and how it fits into the bigger picture of the 1930's."

Lane Education Service District

"The mainly color photographs and illustrations drive the easy-to-read narrative . . . simple sentence structure works well for older students needing hi-lo resources."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2010

". . . each 64-page book in this outstanding series features an informed and informative accompanying text . . . strongly recommended for both school and community library collections."

Children's Bookwatch, January 2010

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