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Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift. Indianapolis, In, 1932

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Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift. Indianapolis, In, 1932

In these days when times are tough, it's worth remembering that there was a period in our history when Americans suffered through The Great Depression. Many people were out of work, families lost their homes, their farms, and even each other. Minnie Swift is a 12-year-old girl living in Indiana during The Depression and her diary describes, with both humor and sadness, what life was like for Midwestern families. As you read about her family and the events leading up to Christmas 1932 you'll find that, despite the hardships, Minnie's family discovers a strength and spirit that carry them through.

Reviewed by on November 1, 2001

Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift. Indianapolis, In, 1932
(Dear America #31)
by Kathryn Lasky

  • Publication Date: November 1, 2001
  • Hardcover: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN-10: 0439219434
  • ISBN-13: 9780439219433