The New Deal by Stephanie Fitzgerald
Rebuilding America (Snapshots in History)

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In 1932, the United States was on the brink of economic disaster. The Great Depression had left millions of Americans jobless and even homeless, with no end to their troubles and no hope in sight. But when presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised a "new deal" for America, hope replaced despair as people began to dream of a better life. As president, Roosevelt’s "three Rs" programs created new jobs and reformed business practices. Full economic recovery was just over the horizon.

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Stephanie Fitzgerald has been writing nonfiction for children for more than 10 years. Her specialties include history, wildlife, and popular culture. Stephanie is currently working on a picture book with the help of her daughter, Molly. Katie Van Sluys is an assistant professor at DePaul University and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy education and teacher inquiry. She also works with elementary communities, focusing on what it means to be literate in todays world. Her teaching and research address critical literacy and classroom curriculum, multilingual classroom communities, teacher inquiry, and collaborative teacher education.
Published July 1, 2006 by Compass Point Books. 96 pages
Genres: History, War, Children's Books.