FDR's Alphabet Soup by Tonya Bolden
New Deal America 1932-1939

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FDR’S New Deal, which followed the 1929 stock market crash, was a hugely influential moment in the history of the United States, encompassing everything from the arts to finance, labor to legislation, and some think it helped bring the country out of the Great Depression. Here, Tonya Bolden, writing in her trademark accessible style, creates a portrait of a time that changed American history both then and now.

FDR’s First 100 Days and how the United States was changed by it then are closely examined, especially now. The 2009 financial situation is eerily mirrored by that of the late 1920s, and this is a perfect book to help teens understand history and its lasting impact on current events.

About Tonya Bolden

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Tonya Bolden is the author of more than 20 books for young readers. She lives in the Bronx, New York.
Published January 12, 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 136 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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The author explains what historians agree and disagree on as to the effectiveness of the New Deal, asking, “What kind of deal was the New Deal?” and inviting readers to examine their own politics, priorities and ideals to help them decide if the New Deal was a “good deal, raw deal, or a misdeal.”...

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She doesn't skew judgment about the programs' effectiveness, though a concluding half-page chapter notes, “[T]here is consensus that the New Deal did not kick [the Great Depression] out, but that World War II did.” An author's note compares FDR's era to today's economic crisis, and a glossary def...

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