This might be a good one. It is even set in the south
Posted by Mary Collette on July 14, 1998 at 09:21:41:
In response to Children's lit question (moved from Ramble), written by Carolyn B on July 10, 1998 at 19:43:10
] I'm trying to come up with a list of books (fiction or non-fiction) appropriate for younger kids to preteen (say ages 6-14) that give an idea of what life was like in the 1920s and 1930s, preferably in the US. This is for a school packet we're working on for our historic site, and when I was brainstorming all the children's lit I could think of was too early (Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Betsy Tacy Tib", Ann of Green Gables, etc.)
] Do any of y'all have any favorites that fall into that time period. (I figure older high school kids can read the classics like The Great Gatsby and Grapes of Wrath). These would need to be books that are still in print, I guess, or at least readily found in a school or local library. (extra bonus points for books set in the South!)
] Suggestions made so far include:
] Cheaper by the Dozen & sequel
] Margaret Epp's Sarah/Princess series
] Mirette(sp?) on the High Wire
] Noel Streatfield's "Shoes" series
] for older kids:
] To Kill a Mockingbird
This might be a good one. I read this when I was in junior high.
It is entitled "Queenie Peavy", the author is Robert Burch. It takes place
in depression era Georgia. The heroine, and her mother live on a rickety
farm, the mother works in a factory because her husband is in prison. The
heroine gets quite a bit of not so good natured teasing about this. She has
a mean aim with rocks, and stones. I enjoyed this book.
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- Another Good Book: Tay 13:26:17 7/14/98 (0)
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