Rudy Rides the Rails: A Depression Era Story (Tales of Young Americans) Hardcover – March 1, 2007
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- Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press; Illustrated edition (March 1, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1585362867
- ISBN-13 : 978-1585362868
- Reading age : 6 - 9 years
- Lexile measure : 750L
- Grade level : 1 - 4
- Item Weight : 1.08 pounds
- Dimensions : 11 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #532,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rudy learns much about himself and the world around him.
The illustrations by Chris Ellison are beautiful additions to the poignant story. It was fun to see a glossary for hobo signs.
I recommend this book as a good read-aloud by librarians in an upper elementary/ middle grades.
While the Great Depression may seem like a distant and obscure event to young children, this exceptional book brings the topic to life with its moving text and realistic illustrations. According to the author's note, a quarter of a million teenagers turned to hobo life as a survival strategy during the Depression, facing issues similar to those that the homeless face today. As historical fiction, Rudy Rides the Rails does an excellent job in providing children with a rich context for understanding problems of unemployment, scarcity, and recession in the economic world around them.