Where you grew up, on the edge of town,
next to the tracks,
you could hear the trains going by
the Great Depression.
Set in Texas in the 1930s, Born and Bred in the Great Depression is based on the stories Jonah Winter heard about his father and his childhood during the Depression. The storytelling is simple--poetic, even. I found the text to be engaging as well. It's as if he's writing--or speaking--directly to his father. I think that keeps things interesting. I found the text to be well written. It was simple--yet beautiful. It felt honest. Like a celebration of love and family.
I also enjoyed the illustrations by Kimberly Bulcken Root. I felt they matched the text well. Beautiful, detailed, yet simple and sweet.
Read Born and Bred in the Great Depression
- If you like family stories
- If you like historical picture books
- If you like honest, beautiful, yet simple, stories of the heart
© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews