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  • The Babe & I

    The Babe & I1999

    by David A Adler

    (241)

    Summary: While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth.

    BOOK

    Call #: E ADLER

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Water for elephants [downloadable audiobook] / [a novel]

    Water for elephants2006

    by Sara Gruen

    (1,384,679)

    Summary: Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most...  more »

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  • Out of the dust [downloadable audiobook]

    Out of the dust2007

    by Karen Hesse

    (69,609)

    Summary: When Billie Jo is just fourteen she must endure heart-wrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. The quiet strength she displays while dealing with unspeakable loss is as surprising as it...  more »

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  • Roll of thunder, hear my cry [downloadable audiobook]

    Roll of thunder, hear my cry2005

    by Mildred D Taylor

    (112,938)

    Summary: The story of one African American family fighting to stay together and strong in the faceof brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s.

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  • Bud, not Buddy [downloadable audiobook]

    Bud, not Buddy2002

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (97,969)

    Summary: It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but he's on a mission. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: posters of Herman E....  more »

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  • A long way from Chicago [downloadable audiobook]

    A long way from Chicago2005

    by Richard Peck

    (31,906)

    Summary: A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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  • A year down yonder [downloadable audiobook]

    A year down yonder2006

    by Richard Peck

    (27,898)

    Summary: Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdel return for more astonishing, laugh-out-loud adventures when fifteen-year-old Mary Alice moves in with her spicy grandmother for the year. Her extended visit is filled...  more »

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  • The truth about sparrows [downloadable audiobook]

    The truth about sparrows2007

    by Marian Hale

    Summary: Sadie Wynn doesn't want a new life; her old one suits her just fine. But times are hard in drought-plagued Missouri, and Daddy thinks they'll be better off in Texas. Sadie hates this strange new...  more »

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  • Magic tree house. [downloadable audiobook] / Books 36-37

    Magic tree house. / Books 36-372007

    by Mary Pope Osborne

    (103)

    Summary: Jack and Annie are off on more Merlin Missions each filled with history, magic, and amazing surprises! Merlin sends Jack and Annie to rescue a magical unicorn but they are confused when they land in...  more »

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  • Prayers for sale [downloadable audiobook]

    Prayers for sale2009

    by Sandra Dallas

    (16,900)

    Summary: Hennie Comfort is eighty-six and has lived in the mountains of Middle Swan, Colorado, since before it was Colorado. Nit Spindle is just seventeen and newly married. She and her husband have just...  more »

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  • Kit's surprise : a Christmas story

    Kit's surprise : a Christmas story2000

    by Valerie Tripp

    Series: American Girl Kit Series

    Summary: In 1932, Kit faces a very different Christmas because of her family's financial problems and allows her pride to estrange her from her best friend.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F AMERICAN KIT

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

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  • The homeplace [downloadable audiobook]

    The homeplace2009

    by Gilbert Morris

    (690)

    Summary: As the year 1928 begins, fourteen-year-old Lanie Belle Freeman of Fairhope, Arkansas, has bright hopes for the future. Her father has launched a new business, and her mother is expecting her fifth...  more »

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  • The miracle [downloadable audiobook]

    The miracle2009

    by Gilbert Morris

    (383)

    Summary: In the midst of the Great Depression, seventeen-year-old Lanie Freeman hopes to keep her family together, become a writer, and find love. But an unexpected health crisis and a devastating town...  more »

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  • Zero history [downloadable audiobook]

    Zero history2010

    by William Gibson

    (13,672)

    Summary: Two people trail in the wake of Bigend, the global marketing genius: a former singer-turned- journalist who can't say no to him; and a former addict, useful because he's brilliant, watchful, and...  more »

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  • Water for elephants [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Water for elephants / a novel2007

    by Sara Gruen

    (1,384,724)

    Summary: A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and...  more »

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  • Blizzard of the blue moon [downloadable ebook]

    Blizzard of the blue moon2006

    by Mary Pope Osborne

    (6,380)

    Summary: The magic tree house carries Jack and Annie to New York City in 1938 on a mission to rescue the last unicorn.

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  • A year down yonder [downloadable ebook]

    A year down yonder2002

    by Richard Peck

    (27,898)

    Summary: In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually...  more »

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  • Moon over Manifest [downloadable audiobook]

    Moon over Manifest2011

    by Clare Vanderpool

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out...  more »

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  • Moon over Manifest [downloadable ebook]

    Moon over Manifest2010

    by Clare Vanderpool

    (30,798)

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.

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  • The reluctant prophet : two bestsellers in one volume

    The reluctant prophet : two bestsellers in one volume2001

    by T. Davis Bunn

    (47)

    BOOK

    Call #: F BUNN

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Tennyson [downloadable ebook]

    Tennyson2008

    by Lesley M. M Blume

    (730)

    Summary: It's 1932, the Depression. Things are evening out among people everywhere. Tennyson Fontaine and her sister Hattie live in a rickety shack of a house with their mother and father and their wild dog,...  more »

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  • Bud, not Buddy [downloadable ebook]

    Bud, not Buddy1999

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (97,968)

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  • Hitch [downloadable ebook]

    Hitch2005

    by Jeanette Ingold

    (238)

    Summary: To help his family during the Depression and avoid becoming a drunk like his father, Moss Trawnley joins the Civilian Conservation Corps, helps build a new camp near Monroe, Montana, and leads the other men in making the camp a success.

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  • The luck of the Buttons [downloadable ebook]

    The luck of the Buttons2011

    by Anne Ylvisaker

    (533)

    Summary: In Iowa circa 1929, spunky twelve-year-old Tugs vows to turn her family's luck around, with the help of a Brownie camera and a small-town mystery that only she can solve.

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  • Wonderland creek [downloadable ebook]

    Wonderland creek2011

    by Lynn N Austin

    (5,814)

    Summary: Happily-ever-after librarian Alice Ripley unexpectedly finds herself in a real-life adventure filled with mystery and romance in the 1930's as she serves rural communities.

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  • Waterborne [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Waterborne / a novel2005

    by Bruce Murkoff

    (119)

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  • Sweeping up glass [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Sweeping up glass / a novel2009

    by Carolyn D Wall

    (2,710)

    Summary: Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night....  more »

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  • Shiloh autumn

    Shiloh autumn1996

    by Bodie Thoene

    (1,137)

    BOOK

    Call #: F THOENE

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Sold on a Monday [eBook] : a novel

    Sold on a Monday : a novel2018

    by Kristina McMorris

    (38,776)

    Summary: 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by...  more »

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  • The twelve-mile straight [eBook]

    The twelve-mile straight2017

    by Eleanor Henderson

    (2,605)

    Summary: "Novel set in the south during the Great Depression that takes an entirely fresh view on big American themes-- race, heredity, inequality, shame-- set in a time of financial crisis and racialized violence." -- Provided by publisher

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  • Speak
    Staff Pick

    Speak2019

    by Laurie Halse Anderson

    (486,858)

    Summary: "'Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say.' From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high...  more »

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    Call #: YA F ANDERSON

    Location: YA Fiction

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  • Water for elephants [CD book]

    Water for elephants2006

    by Sara Gruen (read by David LeDoux)

    (1,384,679)

    Summary: A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and...  more »

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    Call #: CD BOOK F GRUEN

    Location: Adult CD Books Fiction

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  • The grapes of wrath [CD book]

    The grapes of wrath1998

    by John Steinbeck (read by Dylan Baker)

    (748,828)

    Summary: "First published in 1939, Steinbeck|s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the...  more »

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    Call #: CD BOOK F STEINBECK

    Location: Adult CD Books Fiction

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  • Lucky beans

    Lucky beans2010

    by Becky Birtha

    (191)

    Summary: During the Great Depression, Marshall, an African American boy, uses lessons learned in arithmetic class and guidance from his mother to figure out how many beans are in a jar in order to win her a new sewing machine in a contest.

    BOOK

    Call #: E BIRTHA

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Leah's pony

    Leah's pony1996

    by Elizabeth Friedrich

    (162)

    Summary: A young girl sells her horse and raises enough money to buy back her father's tractor, which is up for auction, in this story of a Depression era farm.

    BOOK

    Call #: E FRIEDRICH

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Uncle Jed's barbershop

    Uncle Jed's barbershop1993

    by Margaree King Mitchell

    (956)

    Summary: Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop.

    BOOK

    Call #: E MITCHELL

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Home in the woods

    Home in the woods2019

    by Eliza Wheeler , illustrator

    (1,009)

    Summary: During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tar-paper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. Based on the author's grandmother's childhood; includes historical notes.

    BOOK

    Call #: E WHEELER

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Whose names are unknown : a novel

    Whose names are unknown : a novel2004

    by Sanora Babb

    (1,176)

    Summary: The poor but proud Dunne family and their friends struggle to survive on the dust-plagued prairies of the Oklahoma Panhandle, but discover bitter disappointment in the orchards and vineyards of the so-called promised land of California.

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    Call #: F BABB

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • The truth according to us : a novel

    The truth according to us : a novel2015

    by Annie Barrows

    (16,796)

    Summary: "Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first...  more »

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    Call #: F BARROWS

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • The adventures of Augie March

    The adventures of Augie March2015

    by Saul Bellow

    (16,487)

    Summary: "Much of The Adventures of Augie March takes place during the Great Depression, but far from being a chronicle of deprivation, the first of Saul Bellow’s string of masterpieces testifies to the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BELLOW

    Location: Adult Fiction

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