POTATO: A Tale from the Great DepressionEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Lied's first book retells a family story that brings home the reality of the Great Depression. The narrator, pictured as a young girl with pigtails writing next to a family photo album, tells the true story of her grandparents, Clarence and Agnes, who were young parents when the Depression first hit. When Clarence lost his job, the family lost their house in Iowa. Clarence and Agnes borrowed a car ... Read full review
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The book tells the story of a family who during the Depression had no work. So they picked potatoes and got to keep the ones they picked after hours. It brings the Great Depression down to an understandble level for young children.