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Line by Line
by Barbara Hacha

Published: 2011-03-10
Paperback : 372 pages
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The 1930s: As the Great Depression deepens and her family disintegrates, Maddy Skobel flees her central Ohio town—by freight train—determined to make her own way. Learning to survive as a hobo while facing hardship, danger, and violence, Maddy must discover her own resourcefulness and ...
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The 1930s: As the Great Depression deepens and her family disintegrates, Maddy Skobel flees her central Ohio town—by freight train—determined to make her own way. Learning to survive as a hobo while facing hardship, danger, and violence, Maddy must discover her own resourcefulness and strengths. Through Maddy's eyes, Line by Line explores larger themes that especially resonate today: coming of age in times of economic devastation, trust in our government, and the life-shaping influence of family—both the family that we are born into and the family we create as we surround ourselves with those who matter most.

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To also share some knowledge of a family or friend's experience from the Depression.
by smokey1 (see profile) 04/22/15

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by smokey1 (see profile) 04/22/15
Check online about the coins she made which they show the difficulty in making them, the Bonus March and hobos that became famous...fascinating!

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  "Line By Line, Barbara Hacha"by smokey1 (see profile) 04/22/15

I love reading about the Great Depression and there are not many fiction books about it. The difference between a hobo and bum, riding the train as a boy, the negative history of Henry Ford, and the Veteran's... (read more)

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