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Dear America: Christmas After All

by Kathryn Lasky
In this fictionalized journal, 11-year-old Minnie tells how her family dealt with the Depression and how the arrival of an orphan from Texas changed their lives just before Christmas 1932. 183 pages, Ages 8-12

Item Number: 719
Category:Longer Fiction in Contracted Braille (in EBAE)

Price: $18.00
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5It's late November, 1932, and the entire nation is feeling the effects of the Great Depression. Christmas is nearing, but for many families, it will be a joyless holiday. Eleven-year-old Minnie Swift fears that will be the case for her family as well. Although her father still has a job, he hasn't been making much money. Life changes for the whole family, however, when Minnie's orphaned cousin, Willie Faye, comes to live with the family. Eleven-year-old Willie Faye is the same age as Minnie, but she is very different. Having grown up in the dust bowl of Texas, she's had an even harder life than Minnie. Minnie and her older sisters, and even her pesky younger brother, welcome Willie Faye into their family. When her father loses his job, Minnie fears that her family will soon be joining the homeless. This wonderful new Dear America book, told through Minnie's diary entries over the month from Thanksgiving to Christmas, shows how the love in a family can help make the worst of times bearable.
2011-08-11

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