Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression
When Dorothy's father loses his job and cannot find another, the family borrows a car and sets off for Idaho where jobs picking potatoes can be found. This true story gives children a vivid sense of the Depression on a level they can understand. The illustrations, simple and charming, are a perfect match for the story.
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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.