Home front girl: a diary of love, literature, and growing up in wartime America

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Publisher:
Chicago Review Press,
Pub. Date:
c2013.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
840L
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Wednesday, December 10, 1941 "Hitler speaks to Reichstag tomorrow. We just heard the first casualty lists over the radio. . . . Lots of boys from Michigan and Illinois. Oh my God! . . . Life goes on though. We read our books in the library and eat lunch, bridge, etc. Phy. Sci. and Calculus. Darn Descartes. Reading Walt Whitman now." This diary of a smart, astute, and funny teenager provides a fascinating record of what an everyday American girl felt and thought during the Depression and the lead-up to World War II. Young Chicagoan Joan Wehlen describes her daily life growing up in the city and ruminates about the impending war, daily headlines, and major touchstones of the era--FDR's radio addresses, the Lindbergh kidnapping, Goodbye Mr. Chips and Citizen Kane , Churchill and Hitler, war work and Red Cross meetings. Included are Joan's charming doodles of her latest dress or haircut reflective of the era. Home Front Girl is not only an entertaining and delightful read but an important primary source--a vivid account of a real American girl's lived experiences.
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ISBN:
9781613744574
Lexile measure:
840L
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