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Fighting for the forest : how FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps helped save America / P. O'Connell Pearson.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library J 333.7516 PEA (Text) 33500013149729 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 333.7516 PEA (Text) 33500013149737 New Checked out 11/22/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534429321
  • ISBN: 1534429328
  • ISBN: 9781534429338
  • ISBN: 1534429336
  • Physical Description: 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Boys of the Civilian Conservation Corp, 1933-1942"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-180) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Waiting for hope -- Taking action -- Looking back -- A miracle of cooperation -- Into the woods -- What will they do, Mr. President? -- Winning support -- More than work -- Across the country -- Moving on -- Lasting legacies.
Summary, etc.:
Tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corp through a close look at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia (the CCC’s first project) and through the personal stories and work of young men around the nation who came of age and changed their country for the better working in Roosevelt’s Tree Army. -- amazon.com
Target Audience Note:
Age 10+
Grade 4 to 6.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* This engaging book begins on Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration day, backtracks to introduce the Great Depression and FDR's personal story, and then focuses on a forward-thinking New Deal program called the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Born of the president's determination to help Americans survive with dignity and to restore the country's forests and other natural resources, the CCC hired young men who were living in poverty, assigned them to rugged camps that provided food, clothing, and shelter, and sent most of their pay home to their families. In the program's nine years, these "unskilled" workers created 13,000 miles of trails, built 125,000 miles of roads, and planted three billion trees. Visitors to national and state parks are still enjoying their accomplishments. Pearson includes accounts of individuals' experiences, including a Black CCC member. While acknowledging the program's occasional mistakes (the draining of swamps; the planting of kudzu) and the prevalence of racial segregation, the book records and celebrates the program's many impressive achievements. An illustration, usually an archival photo, appears at the beginning of each chapter and in every full-page feature, such as "Hispanics in the CCC" and "People of the Blue Ridge." A well-researched, informative introduction to a topic seldom discussed in books for young people. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* This engaging book begins on Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration day, backtracks to introduce the Great Depression and FDR's personal story, and then focuses on a forward-thinking New Deal program called the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Born of the president's determination to help Americans survive with dignity and to restore the country's forests and other natural resources, the CCC hired young men who were living in poverty, assigned them to rugged camps that provided food, clothing, and shelter, and sent most of their pay home to their families. In the program's nine years, these "unskilled" workers created 13,000 miles of trails, built 125,000 miles of roads, and planted three billion trees. Visitors to national and state parks are still enjoying their accomplishments. Pearson includes accounts of individuals' experiences, including a Black CCC member. While acknowledging the program's occasional mistakes (the draining of swamps; the planting of kudzu) and the prevalence of racial segregation, the book records and celebrates the program's many impressive achievements. An illustration, usually an archival photo, appears at the beginning of each chapter and in every full-page feature, such as "Hispanics in the CCC" and "People of the Blue Ridge." A well-researched, informative introduction to a topic seldom discussed in books for young people. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 > Juvenile literature.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Forest conservation > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Conservation of natural resources > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Conservation of natural resources.
Forest conservation.
United States.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) > History.
Forest conservation.
Conservation of natural resources.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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