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Migrant Girl, by Dorothea Lange

During the Great Depression, thousands of young people wrote to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for help. They asked for clothing, money, and other forms of assistance.

Robert Cohen of the University of Georgia tells us the story.

How the Depression Affected Children
The Letters
Mrs. Roosevelt's Response
Digging Deeper
Lesson Plans

A student-created project from Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii

See also, Professor Robert Cohen's book Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters from Children of the Great Depression, recently published by The University of North Carolina Press.