Great Depression Booklist

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Book recommendations pertaining to The Great Depression.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great DepressionZiegelman, Jane
Cole, Andrew
2016AModern Age1929–1939North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Food
NFB
Out of the DustKaren Hesse1998MGModern Age1930–1936North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Dust Bowl
FCB
Children of the Dust BowlStanley, Jerry2016MGModern Age1930–1936North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Dust Bowl
NFCB
Tru & NelleNeri, G.2016MGModern Age1930North AmericaUnited StatesGreat DepressionFCB
The Great American Dust BowlBrown, Don2017UMG
YA
Modern Age1930–1936North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Dust Bowl
NFGN
Esperanza RisingMuñoz Ryan, Pam2002UMGModern Age1930North AmericaMexico
United States
Mexican Immigration
Great Depression
FCB
The Dust Bowl: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2016MGModern Age1930–1936North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Dust Bowl
NFCB
Stella by StarlightDraper, Sharon M.2015UMGModern Age1932North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Segregation
FCB
Sweet Home AlaskaEstby Dagg, Carole2019MG
UMG
Modern Age1934-1935North AmericaUnited StatesAlaska
Great Depression
FCB
Echo MountainWolk, Lauren2020UMGModern Age1934North AmericaUnited StatesGreat DepressionFCB
West with Giraffes: A NovelRutledge, Lynda2018YAModern Age1938North AmericaUnited StatesGreat DepressionNFB
Wish Upon a CrawdadCondon, Curtis W.2022MG
UMG
Modern Age1940North AmericaUnited Stateselectricity
Great Depression
FCB

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel
M = memoir