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Dear Am: Christmas After All, The Great Depression Diary of Minnie

Dear Am: Christmas After All, The Great Depression Diary of Minnie

Series: Dear America
by Kathryn Lasky
At the age of twelve, Minnie Swift is living through one of the toughest times in America's history, The Great Depression. She keeps a detailed diary over the span of one Christmas month. Reflecting the sadness but also the optimism that characterized the time, this is an intimate portrait of a midwestern family's days and nights, ups and downs, triumphs and losses. It is the story of one family's persevering spirit.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
5.5
Lexile Measure
770L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
W
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
192
Genre
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

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Contributor Image Alt Tag Kathryn Lasky Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's body of work ranges from such critically acclaimed books as Beyond the Burning Time to the bestselling Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

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