Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Ingold, Jeanette.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2005
ISBN 0152047476
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During the Great Depression of the 1930s, many people lost their jobs and had no way to support their families.  When 17-year-old Moss Trawnley loses his job at the radio station, he decides to hitch across the country to try to find his dad.  When he does, all he finds is a drunk, homeless bum.  In order for Moss not to be picked up as a vagrant, he decides the join the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The CCC has been set up by the government to give employment to those who can do the work.  The work is hard, but Moss has a place to live and food on the table.  He even has a little money to send home to his mother.  How will this experience change Moss?
SUBJECTS:     Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Fiction.
                        Conservation of natural resources -- Fiction.
                        Leadership -- Fiction.
                        Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
                        Montana -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
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