Some of the most satisfying books about the Great Depression have been these two written for kids.
by Cheryl Mullenbach
This is a great resource for any age. It includes a timeline and several pages about the Roaring Twenties to set the stage for the Great Depression.
In addition to photographs, there are activities from playing the stock market to interviewing “an elder.” In the back are websites to explore, notes–chapter by chapter, a great bibliography, plus an index.
What sets this book apart is the addition of several activities to enhance learning about the era.
The author is a former history teacher and librarian, and has authored several other books.
by Russell Freedman
Winner of the 2005 Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction
Featuring the fine pictures from photographers hired by the Farm Security Administration of FDR’s New Deal, this narrative of the Great Depression is a great resource for any age. It includes Chapter Notes, a Selective Bibliography, and an Index.
Cheryl Mullenbach is also an endorser for Leora’s Dexter Stories: the Scarcity Years of the Great Depression.