night before daybreak—a new day’s begun
Martin W. Sandler - Candlewick Press
Release Date October 12, 2021 - Ages 10 - 14 (176 pages)
This book features a fabulous collection of photos and corresponding text that details the Great Depression. The book details daily life in 1935 across our nation. From our Southern sharecroppers, the Dust Bowl Midwestern farmers, the Western migrant workers and the families struggling to survive in the cold Northeast. The book is divided by regions. We learn about the RA (Resettlement Administration - 1935-1937) established by President Roosevelt and how this helped families about to lose their farms by resettling them to rural communities with low interest loans and an equipment program. The name of the program was changed to the Farm Security Administration from 1937 - 1942.
The ten photographers involved did an amazing job chronicling this devastating time in our nation's history.
My review is based on an ALL black and white softcover edition which was excellent, however when the book is actually released in mid-October, the finished copy will be a hardcover with both black and white and colored images.
A must add for schools and other libraries .
Thanks go to Candlewick Press for sending me these beautiful books in exchange for my unbiased reviews.