Depressions - United States - 1929-1933

A Long Way From Chicago

By Richard Peck

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Every summer brings new adventures when Joey and Mary Alice visit their grandmother and watch as she tells whoppers, outwits the sheriff, and secretly does a few good deeds along the way.

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Al Capone Does My Shirts

By Gennifer Choldenko

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Who can blame 12-year-old Moose for feeling uneasy when his family moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 for his father’s job at the prison? Humor and pathos, memorable characters, and a strong sense of place highlight this unusual coming-of-age story.  

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A Year Down Yonder

By Richard Peck

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Mary Alice is terrified when she's sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life Grandma Dowdell! A story with lots of laughs and scenes that you will never forget. 

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Toll Bridge Across the Rappahannock

 Fredericksburg bridge toll token with cost given of eight centsSince the body of water known as the Rappahannock River separated two important areas of commerce and trade, it had, of course, to be crossed constantly. The Indians had their canoes and the early settlers had their boats and ferries. The first bridge was built about 1800 and was referred to as Scott's Bridge.