Boxcar Molly: A Story from the Great Depression

It is the 1930s and the Great Depression has generated poverty that threatens to tear America apart Fourteen year old Molly has nobody to rely on but herself To survive, she needs to find work Any kind of work will do With millions unemployed, Molly decides that the only way to find work is to travel Riding freight trains in search of a decent meal and a place to liveIt is the 1930s and the Great Depression has generated poverty that threatens to tear America apart Fourteen year old Molly has nobody to rely on but herself To survive, she needs to find work Any kind of work will do With millions unemployed, Molly decides that the only way to find work is to travel Riding freight trains in search of a decent meal and a place to live, Molly sees the misery of the Depression firsthand Survivors is a brand new and dramatic collection of short novels for young readers, each book about a young person caught up in a real life conflict or disaster that boys and girls will recognize from their history books The stories are fiction, but through each young hero s eyes, the boys and girls who read these tales will gain a deeper understanding of the day to day hardships and dangers encountered by people living and surviving through troubled times Each book has a brief introduction relating actual historical events, and at the end of each book, young readers will find a brief historical note that places the story in a larger context plus a glossary of terms specific to the time and place Boys and girls will also find a list of suggested further reading Line illustrations capture the atmosphere of each story Titles in this series are available in both paperback and hardcover editions This is a paperback book Ages 10 13
Boxcar Molly A Story from the Great Depression It is the s and the Great Depression has generated poverty that threatens to tear America apart Fourteen year old Molly has nobody to rely on but herself To survive she needs to find work Any kin

  • Title: Boxcar Molly: A Story from the Great Depression
  • Author: James Riordan
  • ISBN: 9780613882934
  • Page: 236
  • Format: None
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    1. (2001) This is the story of fourteen-year-old Molly and her childhood during the Great Depression. In order to relieve the burden on her family who was already having trouble making ends meet, Molly hops a train and travels all over the country in search for work and enough money to feed herself. The book details the dire work situation, meeting up with union organizers, scrounging--and sometimes stealing food, and eventually teaming up with a young black man who everyone calls Beanpole and who [...]

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