Rudy rides the rails: a Depression era story

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In 1932, Akron, Ohio was no better off than other parts of the country.Since Black Tuesday in '29, companies are closed, men all over the stateare out of work, and families are running out of hope. Thirteen-year-oldRudy wants to help but doesn't know where to turn. His father, sullen andwithdrawn, spends his time sulking on their front porch. His mother isdesperate, not knowing how she will feed and care for her family. WhenRudy learns of other boys leaving town and heading west to seek theirfortunes, he hops a train figuring at least there will be one less mouth tofeed at home.As Rudy lives the hobo life while he "rides the rails" to California, youngreaders are given a snapshot view and testament of Depression-era America.Writer Dandi Daley Mackall met the real "Ramblin' Rudy" in 2000 and wasinspired to capture his story and the spirit of adventure shown by many duringthe Great Depression. She conducts writing workshops across the United Statesand speaks at numerous conferences. Dandi lives in West Salem, Ohio.Rudy Rides the Rails is Chris Ellison's second book with Sleeping Bear Press.He also illustrated Let Them Play, which was named to the 2006 NotableSocial Studies Trade Books for Young People list. Chris is presently working onanother Tales of Young Americans story about the Oklahoma Land Run. Helives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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subject_facet Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction, Tramps -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Rudy rides the rails : a Depression era story
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